The 14th season of The Bachelorette is well under way with Rebecca “Becca” Kufrin, a 28-year-old publicist from Prior Lake, Minnesota lighting up the nations screens on Monday nights.
But the real success of The Bachelorette is all in the name of the show.
“Few people know of the previous version of the show, The Spinster, which debuted on 9 January 2002” said a source at ABC, “and that should tell you something!”
The name change has led to TV success and was inspired by Smurfette.
“Smurfette was the only female in the village and was surrounded by male smurfs all vying for her attention,” the source continued, “So this has struck a chord in the psyche of our culture whereas the name spinster evokes Jane Austin’s era of woman unable to come out into society.”
Though feminists publicly denounce the show for using cast offs from the male lead in The Bachelor show, sources say they are considering the power of adding “ette” to words to advance their cause.
“The word woman is from a root word which means wife-man. This implies that we have no purpose other than to accompany men as trophies,” Ms Teal stated, “whereas manette would place us at the centre of attention.”
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