WWE has responded publicly to claims that its product features content”demeaning women”.
The Darien Times‘ Joshua Fisher, recently commenting on Linda McMahon’s senate campaign, wrote: “Mrs. McMahon loves to point out how she’s created jobs. But she does not like to answer questions about those jobs. While CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, she created jobs that included making fun of retarded men, demeaning women and possibly encouraging steroid use — this does not even touch on how it possibly has influenced the future bullies of American schools.”
In its response, WWE’s Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Brian Flinn writes:
Your statement that WWE was “demeaning women” is also inaccurate and again takes our content out of context and makes no mention of story-lines. WWE has produced a variety of powerful heroic female characters throughout the years that have come up against malicious villains, who are also actors playing a role. And yes, those “bad guys” do reprehensible things, but they eventually pay a price for their behavior. Our television audience would not be nearly 40% female if we were degrading women.
You can read the full letter from Flinn here.