I've seen a few Academy Award Ceremonies and last night was the absolute worst thanks to host Seth MacFarlane's nonstop sexist attempts at jokes.
Marching back to the 1950s anyone?
This was truly a night from the 1950s with the Family Guy creator's monologue aimed squarely at 1950s style good old boys.
Why were women even watching?
Where were Amy and Tina?
Some suggest that last night was the End of Men Oscars. Goddess we hope so.
Watch Seth MacFarlane sing 'We Saw Your Boobs:'
New Yorker: Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars’ Hostile, Ugly, Sexist Night:
Watching the Oscars last night meant sitting through a series of crudely sexist antics led by a scrubby, self-pleased Seth MacFarlane. That would be tedious enough. But the evening’s misogyny involved a specific hostility to women in the workplace, which raises broader questions than whether the Academy can possibly get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host next year. It was unattractive, and sour, and started with a number called “We Saw Your Boobs.”
“We Saw Your Boobs” began as a song-and-dance number in which MacFarlane and some grinning guys named actresses in the audience and the movies in which their breasts were visible. That’s about it. What made it worse was that most of the movies mentioned, if not all (“Gia”) were pretty great—“Silkwood,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Monster’s Ball,” “Monster,” “The Accused,” “Iris”—and not exactly teen-exploitation pictures. The women were not showing their bodies to amuse Seth MacFarlane but, rather, to do their jobs. Or did they just think they were? You girls think you’re making art, the Academy, through MacFarlane, seemed to say, but all we—and the “we” was resolutely male—really see is that we got you to undress. The joke’s on you....
Salon: Seth MacFarlane, Misogynistic Oscar Host:
The lady-dissing jokes didn’t stop with the ode to breasts: MacFarlane cracked that Jennifer Aniston was a stripper. He sexualized the young Quvenzhane Wallis: “It’ll be 16 years before she’s too old for Clooney,” which is, somehow, only the second most offensive thing someone said about the adorable nine-year-old last night. He also described Jessica Chastain’s character in “Zero Dark...More remarkable than all undercutting remarks, is that without them, MacFarlane had barely anything to say about women at all: they were either boff-toys or nothing.
Twitchy: Sexist flop: Oscar host Seth MacFarlane’s disdain for women did not go over well:
"I'm continually making fun of women in front of the world because I'm terrified of their magical vaginas."--Seth MacFarlane, 2013.
New York Magtazine: Seth MacFarlane's Sexist Jokes, Transcribed
Salon: Forget Seth MacFarlane's sexist jokes. This was the End of Men Oscars:
I’ll limit my discussion of “We Saw Your Boobs” to noting how, um, nakedly it put into relief a recurring theme in last night’s ceremony: A defensive anxiety about the ascendant power of women (emblematized, later on, by the pairing of the statuesque Theron with the wee Dustin Hoffman as awards presenters.) In spite of MacFarlane’s steady stream of lady-diminishing wisecracks (about Jessica Chastain’s character in Zero Dark Thirty being a typical grudge-holding woman, Quvenzhané Wallis soon being old enough to date George Clooney, etc.) it was a night dominated by a trio of powerful, glittering, seemingly indomitable women ...
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