Women’s Advocates Criticize Oxygen’s “Snapped”


A new show on Oxygen, the cable television network that caters to a women, is under criticism by advocates for battered women, says Women’s eNews. “It’s shocking that a network that supposedly caters to women would put on something like this,” said Andrea Bible, project coordinator for San Francisco-based Free Battered Women. She is talking about “Snapped,” a half-hour weekly true-crime drama which, according to Oxygen, focuses on women who prove that “there’s often something far more sinister to the fairer sex than sugar and spice and everything nice.” The show tells the stories of women who have lost control and murdered their mates or planned and executed the killings. It tries to pinpoint the moment at which she “snapped” and killed the man in her life.

Oxygen Media was founded in 1998 and was funded in part by Oprah Winfrey. “‘Snapped’ profiles real life murders committed by women,” the network said. “The series in no way glamorizes or celebrates the crimes these women committed. It tells the story of these women through actual interviews and testimony from the people who investigated the crime and the ones who lived through it. Oxygen is owned and operated by women. We do not condone any acts of violence.”

Link: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=2057

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