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Dear Entertainment Executives

Infertility is not funny.

It's not funny that the lady has five people looking up her skirt at one time. It is not funny that the guy has to go "perform" in a little room of second-rate porn. It is not funny when a couple doubts their chances of having a child. It is not funny that people have sex every day for months and don't conceive.

Just like rape is not funny (although, I know that's a losing battle), infertility is not funny. The only time it can be treated as such is when it is also treated as heartbreaking, a la Forget Paris. Infertility just for laughs is cheap and demeaning.

Thought you ought to know.

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penguinlady
Jan. 4th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
I use entertainment as escapism; except, I keep running into these storylines, and it ticks me off! We watched "Coupling" (BBC) over the summer, which had it, and last night was on "How I Met your Mother". The worst part for me is when, miraculous!, the woman gets knocked up. Just for a little while, I'd like it all to go away, you know?
gargoylerose
Jan. 5th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
The holiday commercials were really awful, too.

I saw the "How I met your Mother" show last night, I could have punched Barney, uncool prank.
gargirl
Jan. 5th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs* sorry this is slapping you so hard, Ally.
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