This also means that Jim Bob and Michelle might play a larger role in the upcoming season of Facebook page recently shared a photo of Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo, Jim Bob, and Michelle Duggar at the Taquito Ravis restaurant in Laredo, Texas. According to , interested suitors must “go through Jim Bob” before they begin a courtship with a Duggar daughter, and all dating Duggars must be accompanied by one or more chaperones whenever they go out with their boyfriends.
These chaperones are often Jim Bob and Michelle, who once attracted the attention of VH1’s by joining Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar on an awkward mini-golf date.
It’s something that we’ve asked [host] Chris Harrison about.” She adds, “It really is indicative of just how ingrained racism is in this society. It is in our frothy, bullshit, TV-watching habits.” Some of the franchise because it’s a funhouse version of our own dating lives at one time,” Breslaw observes.
Because Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar play such a huge part in their children’s premarital love lives, it’s safe to assume that they won’t be relegated to the background when their family’s TLC reality series returns later this summer.
According to a press release, the title of reports, the network gave the show the ax after Josh Duggar’s sexual molestation scandal caused advertisers to bail on TLC.
(, airing now with real-estate developer Jo Jo Fletcher, flips the script, but still leans heavily on the trope that women are mere husks of themselves until they are engaged.) As far as TV shows go, it’s a feminist nightmare.
And yet, many Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie–reading, #Im With Her feminists are completely obsessed with it, breaking from successful careers by day for spirited viewing parties and vigorous live tweeting by night. Full disclosure: This feminist has watched most, but not all, seasons, beginning with the 2002 saga of Bachelor Aaron Buerge, a favorite at my sorority house at the University of Virginia, where I was surrounded by some of the smartest feminists I know.
It is also reductive, objectifying, and sorely lacking in diversity, not to mention cheesy, staged, and rarely successful at achieving its purported goal of finding everlasting love for its contestants.
It is predicated on the ritual of women lining up, county fair cattle–style, to be chosen by a man, largely based on their Barbie faces and bodies.
du jour Chris Soules, a farmer from Iowa who was vapid even by the show’s dim standards: He repeatedly emphasized his preference of a woman who was open to leaving her job and relocating to his corn farm for the purpose of stay-at-home motherhood.
(In other words, viewing party in her apartment, tipsy and “yelling at the TV,” as Breslaw recalls, “we were immediately self-conscious and made embarrassed jokes about it.” But the roommate didn’t raise an eyebrow. “My group meets on Thursdays.” The, a particular draw for women in households that bring in more than 0,000.
He’s admitted to drinking alcohol and partying, and he’s hinted that he’s not a virgin.