I’ve been offline because of a shocking chest infection and being very sick with asthma. I don’t know where the days went to but they were only manageable with the help of friends who kept DD entertained and fed. I’m at work now but I feel completely drained.
There’s an opinion piece in Herald Sun today by Kerry Cue. Smart, funny and observant lady. She writes that “TV bores intelligent women”.
As she puts it so neatly:
Dear free-to-air producers and advertisers, I’m writing on behalf of myself and – ummm – around five million other Australian women aged over 40 to say: GOODBYE.
It has been fun, but it’s over.
We’re not going to watch your prime time programs or put up with your ads much longer because, basically, we’re bored witless and we’re not going to take it any more.
Women over 40 are proud of their achievements but rarely see women of the same age or older on prime-time (or non prime-time!) tv programs on free-to-air channels. All we get is more of the same. More crime, more trash, more sport, and more pathetic sitcoms.
So, what will the smart woman do after she turns off the tv and bids adieu to mind-numbing, insulting repetition?
We’ll read. Newspapers, for instance.
We have brains. We’ll socialise. We have friends. Well engage in the new media.