TLC

TLC's "No Scrubs" Helped Make Me a Feminist

Many feminists recall a number of moments that served as their political awakening. Those formative experiences stick out in our memory as times when we said, in more or less words, “I’m over it.“ For me, one of those light bulb moments struck while hearing TLC’s “No Scrubs” on a South Florida pop radio station for the first time.

Hitting A New Low(e's): Sponsors Pull Ads from All American Muslim

All-American Muslim is a TLC show that first aired a month ago, that follows the lives of several Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan. I still haven’t seen the show, but it sounds perfectly….blah. Sort of like, “Oh, an inter-faith marriage? When is Freaky Eaters on... Read more »

On Our Radar

Links ahoy! HuffPo reports on Rachel Maddow’s statement that “[g]ay... Read more »

Size Matters: We're Just Trying to Help

The Discovery Health channel is among my favorite TV channels, along with The Science Channel, TLC and the regular Discovery Channel. So a couple years ago when they started airing shows about "super morbidly obese" people getting bariatric surgery, I, of course, was quite interested. With... Read more »

Political InQueery: Politainment

There is the subject of politics and then there is entertainment. And never the twain shall meet, right? Wrong. So unbelievably wrong. In news of the “please don’t record this,” it leaked today that TLC—that’s The Learning Channel, for those who are television newbies—is doing some... Read more »

TelevIsm: Police Women of Memphis depicts trans women with respect

There's not a whole lot I have to say about Police Women of Memphis as a show in general. I think that glorifying a very problematic justice system as this show seems to do is probably not fantastic. But, I like that it depicts ladies in positions of authority, being competent. It's also cool that... Read more »

Screenshot: There she went, Miss America

It's hard to make an argument for paying attention to the Miss America pageant because the pageant hasn't really made a compelling argument for its continued existence. Why hype up a competition that has so little ultimately at stake? Read more »

BitchTapes: Funky Divas

As we’ve seen in past editions of BitchTapes, many Bitch Media staffers spent the 90s listening to super cool, street-cred building riot grrrl jams. Well, I’ve got a confession to make: Even though I grew up in the Pacific... Read more »

Little Miss Ogyny

It’s hard to imagine that anyone in the audience for TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras has a deep passion for child beauty pageants. Okay, maybe there’s a small contingent of fans who like frilly dresses and are impervious to... Read more »

BitchTapes: Only The Good Die Young Edition

Happy 4th of July weekend! We know that a large portion of this great country is in tune with pop culture in one way or another. And music is a large part of that culture. We also know that last week, the King of Pop died, which has brought things to somewhat of a halt, so to speak. It is safe to... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: We Be Clubbin' Edition

It’s like The View, but less popular Welcome back to Bitch Popaganda! Join us on our second foray into the world of audio pop-culture critique as we discuss Jon & Kate Plus 8’s pending separation,... Read more »