Today I headed home for lunch and my mother in law, who is in town for a visit, was watching Rachael Ray on the TV. I don’t watch the show, but I am familiar with who she is and, since my wife watches it on occasion, I am familiar with her show. It consists of typical woman-fare: cooking, interviews with good looking but gay men, how to improve your profile on dating sites – all stuff men should ignore. One exchange, however, caught my attention and I thought it was a good lesson for men on how modern women are being programmed to think.
Toward the end of the show Mrs. Ray was taking phone calls from viewers or listeners, I don’t know, in an attempt to help them solve some common problems with food and life in general, I guess, when the first caller mentioned something about her husband and how he liked to do things. Now I wasn’t sure I heard Mrs. Ray correctly in her response so I came back and rewound the exchange and asked my mother in law if Mrs. Ray had said what I thought she said. After rewinding some amount my MIL told me to watch the look in Rachael’s eyes when the lady mentioned her husband – how the lit up and changed – and they did! Her response to the caller was basically “…if your husband has any care about you and him sleeping in the same bed any time soon then he will shut up when you do things your way…”.
Yes. That’s right. If your husband has a preference that goes against yours weaponize sex and bring him down.
Naturally the audience cheered, whooped and hollered, as this gave them the go-girl shot of the day they needed to keep them going until bedtime, and also inoculate them against the sickness of caring for their husbands.
It was surprising to me how quickly Mrs. Ray turned a question about planning into an attack against another woman’s husband whom she has never met and knows nothing about.
They don’t call a TV show a ‘program’ just because.