Reality Show Takes Slut Shaming to New Level

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 - There are few places where we can watch the spirit of liberation and the scourge of oppression coexist naturally, even harmoniously. One of them is hip-hop. Another is dance.

But perhaps the most notable, the one that touches the most lives, is the church. And in the middle of that circle of beauty and burden are women, urged to believe that all things are possible through Christ, but smacked down into place by age-old Christianisms that have much less to do with Jesus and everything to do with patriarchy.

That's the conflicting dynamic that informs Preachers' Daughters, Lifetime's newest stab at reality TV. I knew from the first time I saw the commercial for it that I was going to have an issue. A couple, actually.

The title alone gave me reason to take pause, because it's conveniently not Preachers' Kids or Preachers' Children or Preachers' Offspring (as if anything under the sun could justify such a terrible name). The focus on girls implies that young ladies are the only ones acting crazy, when, in actuality, it's more appropriate to surmise that they make for a more salable product. Read more here.