The Worst Moment For Feminism On The Bachelor Last Night
10:30 am, January 22nd | by Sarah Devlin
The Bachelor was as disappointing as ever last night (both for fans of high drama and for humanity, in general), especially when the heavily-teased moment that Tierra fell down the stairs finally happened, and it was not at all what the previews led us to believe. The promos implied that some kind of foul play was involved and Tierra would have to go to the hospital; what actually happened was that she just tripped and then, clearly concussed, refused to go to the doctor in favor of curling up on a chair in the backyard with Sean, muttering sweet nothings. I can only hope that her arc mirrors that of Ames on Ashley Hebert’s season, who became concussed during a muay thai boxing group date and then struggled to appear lucid for the remainder of the season.
That letdown aside (and as an avid Bachelor viewer, I should have known better), the worst moment for feminism came to us courtesy of Kacie B. Kacie B got dumped by Ben Flajnik on his season of the show, and apparently met Sean at some kind of post-Bachelor networking event, which led to her asking the producers to come back for a shot at his heart. Kacie B was very sweet on Ben’s season; it was sad when it became clear that her family was too conservative for Ben to ever see himself fitting in with them. This season, however, has heavily featured Kacie B crowing about how much “smarter” she is now than she was on her first try on the show (the fact that she came back would seem to suggest otherwise), and she’s been trying her hand at all sorts of subterfuge with decidedly mixed results. Last week she took credit for convincing yoga teacher Katie to leave the competition, and this week she decided to commit some more girl-on-girl crime.
Kacie B noticed that Desiree and Amanda didn’t seem to like each other very much, but were handling it amongst themselves. She took that information and pulled Sean aside at a cocktail party, telling him that she felt caught between the two girls fighting. To his credit, Sean didn’t take the bait at all, literally telling her she seemed like a crazy person and then personally dumping her in private at the rose ceremony at episode’s end. Kacie managed to get herself eliminated from the competition AND erase the goodwill she built up with the viewers by being nice and normal in her first season. Bad move for Kaci; bad move for feminism.
You can watch Kacie’s failed machinations below via Hulu, toward the end of the first hour. Why oh why is this show two hours long? Just kidding, I love it.
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