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Nearly every night on every major network, Âunscriptedâ (but carefully crafted) Ârealityâ TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. She deconstructs reality TVâs twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple Âguilty pleasures,â these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generationâs young viewers. She lays out the cultural biases promoted by reality TV about gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and explores how those biases shape and reflect our cultural perceptions of who we are, what weâre valued for, and what we should view as Âour placeâ in society. Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.