Tyra Banks Says Au Revoir To Her Talk Show in 2010 For WOMEN!

After five years, 2 Emmys and an abundance of A-ha So What moments, Tyra Banks announced on her website and in an interview with People that she will end her talk show in 2010 in order to concentrate on new ventures in film and television with her new N.Y-based production company Bankable Studios.

Ha Just like Oprah!

In any case, Banks said to People, “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years”.

Tyra said the idea to “redefine women in film” was encouraged by filmmaker Tyler Perry and media mogul Oprah. A source reveals that Tyra will continue to enforce a positive image of women. Tyra says, “my next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are” even though a source shares that “Tyra is sad because she’ll be missing so much of the daily connection to her viewers, but excited at the same time to be taking on a new challenge.”

If you are deeply saddened by the prospect of no Tyra, you can still watch her on America’s Next Top Model and True Beauty.

We don’t watch her talk show so much anymore but we know that she is anything but boring. Though not all of her episodes were particularly enlightening or somehow found a way to relate back to her and some would argue that she attacks her guests if she dislikes them, she appears to have good intentions.

Society’s image of itself is shaped and defined by the mass media’s interpretation of it, which is surprise an industry dominated by men. There are numerous attestations to this but the fact is that all of society is conditioned to conform and accept what it perceives.

Forget the empowered woman, which is the relevant issue here. Instead, we should look at gender in an androgynous sense. Yet, society doesn’t run just on speech and good intentions. This leads us to the conclusion that as long as women are not given positive role models in the mass media we will have limited expectations of who they should and will become. Is a powerhouse woman positive? A mother? A waitress? Is sexiness negative or is it negative to be assertive?

So, we think it’s great that Tyra Banks wants to give women the power of fierce, but we hope that her treatment of it transcends wishful ideology. We hope that the reality for the modern woman who is guilty of perpetrating her own stereotyping as caregiver/housewife/submissive participant becomes a lesson for both genders in adopting an egalitarian mentality.

This means that she should look at how women AND men view themselves and how they interact because after all, both sexes do play into one another’s role in life.


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