(Ooh, there is gonna be zero love for this post!) Alright, so I find that people who are threatened by feminists are the ones who are personaly offended by observations of sexism. Please think about what I'm saying instead of simply dissmissing it as a 'feminist rant' or whatever. K? Alright, so everywhere we look in the media, sexism is blantantly obvious. Television shows depict thin, pretty women married to (generaly; think sitcoms) fat, average-looking men. I can deal with that. What I'm starting to have a major problem with is SVU, which stands for 'Special Victims Unit'. In case you don't know, this series is about detectives and lawyers who work together to put away sex criminals (generaly). Random statistic: An estimated 91% of victims of rape are female, 9% are male and 99% of offenders are male. (Bureau of Justice Statistics 1999) Can we all agree that the above is relatively correct? Feel free to google your own statistics (and send me anything thats more up to date). But: majority of victims are female; minority of victims are male; majority of offenders are male. So how in God's name is it that SVU manages to blame 'The Woman' every freaking episode?? They've gotten quite creative about it over the years, but it generaly goes like this: Victim is female; offender is male: She asked for it (She taunted the man who killed her and we end up feeling sorry for the poor guy. I mean, she was a bitch.) Victim is female; offender is male: Story goes off onto something else entirely (One episode had a man sexualy abusing an elderly woman. That story ended about twenty minutes into the show, where we meet a women who has been killing the elderly. She gets the rest of the show.) Victim is female; offender is male: He has killed and/or raped countless women and he seems like a pretty bad guy...until we meet his mother. Its Mom's fault he's so messed up. (Poor guy.) Victim is female; offender is male: She blames the wrong man and completly ruins his life. (One episode had a sweet little 12 yr old girl who had been violently abused. I was like, man, How are they going to pin it on a woman? Ooooh, the sweet little girl ruined that guy's life. Gotcha. The episode ended, not on the little girl feeling safe, but on that poor fellow who lost his job and has to move because of her careless actions. Oh, and she was pushed into pointing the finger at him by a female psychologist.Yep.) Victim is female; offender is female: Do I need to explain this one? Really? And so it goes. Every episode has a woman killing another woman, messing up the case, being the cause of her own rape/murder and just being plain evil. This is a show about (mostly) RAPE and its the goddamn woman's fault! The writers seriouly need to stamp out the misogyny thats surrounds this show.