October 1, 2014 9:05 am -

The category, “What Women Want,” led to a series of cues that ignored what century it is.


“Some help around the house; would it kill you to get out the Bissel Bagless canister one of these every once in a while?” was one of the clues. The correct answer? “What is a vacuum cleaner?”

Another clue read, “Before bed, a cup of this herbal tea from Celestial Seasonings; that’s the logo, seen here.” The correct response was “What is Sleepytime?”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to ‘Jeopardy’ Slammed For Sexist Category

  1. William October 1st, 2014 at 9:29 am

    …and all things considered, I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart

  2. jasperjava October 1st, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’ll take “Clueless Game Show Writers” for $800, Alex.

  3. M D Reese October 1st, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I agree with jenmccreary–Equal pay, equal treatment under the law, the right to decide health matters for their own bodies…that’s just for starters.

  4. Amanda Childress October 5th, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Again sound and fury, signifying what a waste of time this is. Gender feminist are what they are, nothing will update, resolve or mitigate that. So why waste the time?