Why the women of The Bachelor should unionize
"The ladies of The Bachelor should form a union and harness the power of collective bargaining against their producer-oppressors," says Heather Schwedel, adding that a union could help in solving the problem of one-on-one time with The Bachelor himself. Now you’re thinking, How would this actually work? How would anyone convince a bunch of young women who agreed to date on reality TV that they need to radically overthrow a system that they both believe in and signed up for? I’m not saying it would be easy. But all it would really take is one charismatic, labor-loving contestant to convince the rest of the women that they need to work together, an AOC type with a passion for workers’ rights but who also has shiny enough hair to infiltrate the casting process. There must be one out there somewhere. Hey, they do alliances on Survivor, why not this? Less feasible will be shutting down production for days or even weeks to work out the contract but, eh, details. Honestly, that’s just going to motivate production to get an agreement signed that much faster. The Bachelor franchise runs on a tight schedule." She adds that the men of The Bachelorette should "totally" unionize, too. "But this franchise, like the rest of the world, has always been crueler to women than it is to men, so it would be especially welcome if women took the plunge first here," she says. "Sisters before misters!"
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