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Reality television shows present women in a variety of ways, few of them flattering, many of them demeaning. So why are so many women still willing to take part?

20th November, 2010
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You’re a TV health guru, best known for your willingness to badger people about their diets.

Or you’re a former vice presidential candidate with buoyant hair, and a rare ability to see Russia from Alaska.

Your career hasn’t been entirely blip-free: maybe you mistakenly implied you had a PhD, or perhaps you recklessly likened yourself to Shakespeare.

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