Are Romantic Comedies Bad For Women?

Katie rebels and brings research, statistics, and insight to start a lively discussion on how helpful or harmful romantic comedies are for real relationships. The gal-pals also travel back in time and ask the existential question, “Is a hot dog a sandwich?”

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Show Notes & Extras:

  • Gal Pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Denise Jaeckel.
  • Looking for Bonnie’s 1 Cool Movie Thing on Kathleen Shannon?
  • Get-to-know-you question: If you could go back in time what year would you travel to? Bonus points if you can answer why you would like that era filmed?
  • Leah’s 9th Great Grandfather was featured in Ripley’s Beleive it or Not, 1935. “The Daddy of the Revolution – Conrad Countryman gave 26 sons and grandsons to General Washinton’s army. One grandson was a ‘tory’.”

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  • Do you think romantic comedies are bad for women? Katie’s 1 Cool Thing
  • “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” Bonnie Fillenwarth
  • How romantic comedies impact women’s safety
  • From Elite Daily Watching Romantic Comedies Could Actually Be Bad for Women’s Saftey.
  • From Australia News Corp. Why Romantic Comedies Are Bad For Women
  • Be aware of what you are consuming and how it might impact what you are thinking
  • The message of “love conquers all” is at what cost?
  • How men are portrayed in movies (surprise, it’s not all great either)
  • TV is doing a better job showing the nuances of relationships
  • Why hasn’t the rom-com formula changed?
  • Huffington Post How Romantic Comedies Are Failing Women (And How to Fix It)
  • The strong female character dynamic
  • How does rom-coms affect the relationships you do have?
  • Star Wars to Outlander
  • A real relationship is hard and it’s not perfect. There is no perfect. Only Zuul. 😛

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