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A professor at the University of Tulsa is concerned that a popular YouTube talk show about buffalo wings is sexist because it hasn’t had enough female guests.
Professor Emily J.H. Contois of the University of Tulsa argues in a recently published academic journal piece that the popular YouTube show Hot Ones is problematic. The reason? Because the buffalo wing-focused series features far more male guests than female guests. According to her piece, approximately 10 percent of the show’s guests have been women.
Brief - Analysis - Hot - Ones - Show
In this brief, feminist analysis of Hot Ones, I explore the show’s gastronomic strategy for dismantling fame’s public façade and creating a sense of “authentic” celebrity, which male and female guests navigate in divergent ways. My analysis of Hot Ones informs feminist media studies, as it reveals how this YouTube show creates, maintains, and manipulates inequitable gender hierarchies through the interrelated performances of gender, food consumption, and celebrity.
Contois goes on to suggest that chicken wings are “culturally coded as a masculine food,” noting their presence at sports bars and football-viewing parties. She then goes on to point out that scientists suggest that testosterone levels influence the consumption of spicy foods, meaning that men may be more likely to consume spicy foods...
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