Contributed by Maria Ruiz
I admit it. I am a misogynist and a sadist, and I enjoy watching women prostitute themselves on reality television whenever possible. This is why I am a fan of The Bachelor. The show is basically about desperate women throwing themselves at an eligible bachelor, but that is not the true premise of the show. The women are actually throwing themselves at the camera, trying to convince the public that they are worthy of their fifteen minutes of fame. This is why The Bachelor is such an amazing piece of television.
I enjoy watching this so-called Bachelor buy into the fact that these women want him, when all they really want is the fame. It is interesting to see the egotistical nature of man, to see him feed his own ego in a show designed for the sole purpose making women look stupid. In this sense it is the man who looks the fool. So when I say that women are prostituting themselves, I don't mean that in the pejorative sense. I am being complimentary of their pursuit to achieve fame at all costs. The Bachelor, on the other hand, ultimately gains nothing from the process, as he must be bound to a woman he ultimately will divorce, and thus look like an evil jerk, while the women who are dumped will appear sympathetic. This compelling drama is why I watch The Bachelor on satellite TV from Direc4u.com.