People are furious about the big "Bachelorette" shakeup

Viewers think that the decision to have two Bachelorettes smacks of misogyny

Published March 10, 2015 3:31AM (EDT)


While watching thirty women compete for the attention of one man on "The Bachelor" (one Iowa farmer, to be precise!) can certainly leave an icky taste in viewers' mouths, "The Bachelorette" is supposed to be the antidote: A chance for the woman to call the shots, at least within the limited bounds of the franchise's old-world heteronormative courtship standards.

Well, not anymore! After a very boring "Bachelor" finale in which Iowa farmer Chris Soules proposed to long-predicted favorite Whitney Bischoff, Chris Harrison came out with the big reveal: Next season will have not one Bachelorette, but two, and the first episode will allow the men to decide which of the two dueling fan favorites, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe, will make a better wife. Naturally people were not happy about the shakeup:

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By Anna Silman

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