Jeopardy! gets things right for the most part—it’s sort of its thing—but a category from Monday’s episode was just downright wrong. Rather than asking about equal pay or Mel Gibson’s 2000 rom-com of the same name, a category called “What Women Want” was packed with questions about vacuum cleaners and the men that won’t use them, Pilates, and Sleepytime Tea—you know, stuff totally non-existent stereotypical women like.
Unsurprisingly, the sexist queries have led to a bit of an outcry online, where women like One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush are using hashtag #WhatWomenWant to take the show to task for its “srsly stupid” questioning. (or answering, in Jeopardy! terms.)
So far, Jeopardy! hasn’t responded to the criticism. The show has tweeted about Alex Trebek’s mustache being back (and on Twitter!), though, so that’s something.
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