Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond Featured on Salon

"Real Housewives'" child exploitation

The Bravo show turns dysfunction into entertainment, but some of its subjects are too young to protect themselves

By Steve Almond

During a recent episode of Bravo's massively popular "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," housewives Jacquie and Dina meet at a maternity shop, to buy a gift for a fellow housewife.

Jacquie frets about her 18-year-old, Ashley, who refuses to heed her warnings about the dangers of going to clubs.

"Ever try knocking the shit out of her?" Dina says.

Both women laugh.

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