Special Essay: Choose two from #1 - #3, or answer #4.
1. Tell me why this is okay, again. Take as long as you like. Defend NBC, the Trumpanies, Donald Trump himself. Explain to me how the fuck the pool of successful black businesswoman in this universe is so fucking shallow that every season this happens. And more importantly, tell me how far a black woman would have to get in this competition for me not to feel cheated. Who the fuck do you think benefits from propagation of the concept that African-Americans are either lazy and crafty or crazy and scary? Who do you think benefits from propagation of the concept that women are either lazy and crafty or crazy and scary? Are they the same people? So who benefits most from specifically singling out black women for humiliation? Don't bother submitting the actual writing, as I won't be reading them -- too busy hanging out with my actual successful black friends who have no interest in looking like a jackass on TV.
2. Describe a person in your life of any gender and sexual orientation, as long as it's a gay male. Make sure to edit your comments to make your subject appear as pissy, hissy, fussy, needy, emasculated, infantilized, underhanded, self-obsessed, effeminate, self-marginalizing, immature, sex-obsessed, petty, vindictive, stereotypical and whiny as possible. (Hint: It helps if you start with someone who generally exhibits these traits and edit from there. Extra points if they're mean to Brian about his height, because that super-bad bugs me.) Who the fuck do you think benefits from denigrating gay men as unstable and only approximating "real" masculinity? Who the fuck do you think requires such constant approval and support of their own masculinity that they can't help but strike out at anything that threatens it? (See #1 for some extra material.) Why do you think that is?
3. First, outline the history and support of the well-known "female alliances don't ever work" theory of reality TV. Then, discuss the marketing/storytelling reasoning behind the constant editing and manipulation of entertainment to explain how this ongoing impression titillates male viewers while underscoring female viewers' own misogynist tendencies. Where the fuck does this start? Why is the "women are bitches to each other when nobody's around" concept so fucking glamorized? Who is the nobody in that last sentence whose quantum gaze is essential to the entire scenario? Why is the portrayal of men so easily relegated to "Boy's Club" with a few (gay or otherwise "maladjusted") scapegoats, while the portrayal of women in popular culture is that they stand, bitchily, alone? What do you think they're really "fighting" over? Who the hell do you think benefits from that concept?
4. Tell me why America would prefer to watch this crap than something where people of quality, minority or majority, honestly compete against each other for something worthwhile. I really, really need to know. Because my intimation is that your answers to #1 - #3, inclusive, mean that this is a question that has no answer, because it's not "America" that wants it, it's the people in charge of the information.