I love my Roku TV but there is one concern I have…
I have noticed that when I turn on my Roku TV, there are shows advertised on the Home Screen, it is very annoying but I tolerate it. What actually concerns me is the advertising in that space sometimes shows men dressed as women (and not very convincingly mind you). To say they look like a woman is actually an enormous insult to women but I don’t know how else to describe it. I could describe it as a man possessed by a demon, parading around as a sexualized caricature, a oversimplification and desecration, of what it truly means to be a woman; an enormous insult to all woman everywhere. This borders mental illness and it’s very offensive because wearing woman’s clothing, getting plastic surgery and putting on some cheap makeup doesn’t make a woman what she truly is, but I don’t believe that accuracy describes what is pictured there either.
My friend told me it was a “drag queen” named RuPaul. I want to be clear that I do support giving mentally ill and disabled people jobs so they can feel like an important part of society. I’m glad this RuPaul has enough success to advertise on my television, despite his mental illness (or her mental illness, I don’t know what pronoun to use since they are always changing the standard). Good for him/her/sim/zer, however this RuPaul identifies.
My concern here is that I have children who sometimes use this Roku TV and I’m not sure how to explain to them why there are mentally ill men dressing as demonically possessed women on my screen.
How can I turn off the insulting images that are sexualizing women, or more accurately put, what mentality ill men believe it means to be a woman.
Please help me with this…