The Big Bang Theory Is An American Sitcom Created By Chuck Lorre And Bill Prady

2433 Words Dec 10th, 2016 10 Pages
Every night after our dinner my family and I would sit down and watch The Big Bang Theory on television. Those thirty minute airings had my whole living room roaring. We loved how awkward Sheldon was and how Leonard was always chasing pretty Penny. It was not until recently that I have noticed how misogyny is portrayed throughout the show. As I watch the episodes back I still laugh: however, I cannot help but to realize how the women, in particular Penny and Amy, are characterized throughout each episode. For those who are not familiar, The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. Aired on CBS, this comedy is about how four geeky, socially awkward guys interact with the world outside their laboratories. The four main male characters are Sheldon Cooper (physicist), Leonard Hofstadter (physicist), Howard Wolowitz (aerospace engineer), and Raj Koothrappali (astrophysicist). Penny, on the other hand, started the series being a waitress and a want-to-be actress. As you can see from the job titles the show implicates that science is a male’s subject. Also, the job titles show the level of difficulty based on intelligence, meaning that the men got the harder, more intelligent jobs, while Penny was stuck waitressing.
Penny is perceived as the hot, dumb, blonde that they guys drool over. Though they may find her attractive, they still oppress her based on her gender, intelligence, and appearance. While it wasn 't until season 3 when they…

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