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  • #16
    Uhh I didn't say she or her show was pathetic lol I've watched all episodes of her show and like it. I said it seems like people want to see a show on tv that showcases people with a disability in a pathetic light. I guess Push Girls is too "glamorous" for some people.

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    • #17
      Come on you guys Glamorous is not so bad. If you have a 100 actors who can all get the job done, is it really so bad to pick out the prettiest ones. So your telling me that if there are 10 women in a restaurant that your going to sneak a peak at the 300 pound girl with warts all over her face, or the nock out with some makeup on, and it doesn't matter if there all in wheelchairs or not. Just trying to add a little reality to this talk of a reality shows.
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      • #18
        I'm just glad to see that the show is more about having a normal life than if it were a show about the pitiful disable. I have no problem with them trying to look and act as close to normal as AB ladies their age.

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        • #19
          I like the new season of push girls, the girls look great!
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          • #20
            I like that Push Girls is out there, and I like that they really were friends before the show (in fact, I met some of them before the show).

            I just wish that there were wheelchair users on the show who are not only "car accident" paras ( with the exception of Mia of course). there are so many people who use wheelchairs for so many reasons, including nontraumatic reasons.

            They did pick women who are glamorous or trying to lead glamorous lifestyles ( again with the exception of Mia, who seems to have a "regular" job). And all of these women would be considered absolutely gorgeous, whether standing up or sitting down.

            I hope in future seasons to see some women who are gorgeous, but not necessarily in the standard definition of beauty. And yes I know that this is an SCI board, but it would be nice to see people who use wheelchairs for reasons other than an SCI.

            I feel like the general public knows that a car accident can put you in a wheelchair, but they know so little about the rest of us who do not have a "standard" SCI. In fact, in my case, doctors disagree about whether I technically have an SCI at all.

            There is diversity among wheelchair users, the same as any other group, and it would be nice to see more of the "medical" diversity shown on that show.

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            • #21
              I like this show a lot too. I think the women are all great. I also met Auti, Chelsie and Mia at the Metro New York Abilities Expo before the show started and they were all really nice.

              I agree with TinkerbellK about showing diversity of disability on TV, but I would be fine if this show continued with the original group. As an optimist, what I would like to see is a few more shows that showcase people with disabilities. IMO we shouldn't have to rely on Push Girls to do it all. Aim high

              I just hope this show stays grounded in reality. As others noted, the women's lives are already more glamourous than most. A lot of times reality shows try to keep upping the ante with each episode and season and after a few seasons, the show is almost unrecognizable.

              I don't know if anyone here ever watched "Little People, Big World?" It's the reality show about Matt and Amy Roloff and their four kids. They are little people and one of their kids also has a form of dwarfism. I really liked the show during the first few seasons, and then it spiraled. The Roloffs were obviously getting paid big bucks by TLC and renovated their house in massive proportions, bought new cars, and went on all sorts of fabulous vacations. It seemed like every other episode the family had to be doing something amazing like going to Hawaii and snorkeling. I'm guessing that was about the ratings and keeping people interested. I thought it was enjoyable when we saw their day-to-day routine on their farm...Maybe that's just me, lol.
              In our world constituted of differences of all kinds, it is not the disabled, but society at large that needs special education...to become a genuine society for all. -Frederic Major, Former UNESCO Director General

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              • #22
                Originally posted by NikkiMaya View Post
                I like this show a lot too. I think the women are all great. I also met Auti, Chelsie and Mia at the Metro New York Abilities Expo before the show started and they were all really nice.

                I agree with TinkerbellK about showing diversity of disability on TV, but I would be fine if this show continued with the original group. As an optimist, what I would like to see is a few more shows that showcase people with disabilities. IMO we shouldn't have to rely on Push Girls to do it all. Aim high

                I just hope this show stays grounded in reality. As others noted, the women's lives are already more glamourous than most. A lot of times reality shows try to keep upping the ante with each episode and season and after a few seasons, the show is almost unrecognizable.

                I don't know if anyone here ever watched "Little People, Big World?" It's the reality show about Matt and Amy Roloff and their four kids. They are little people and one of their kids also has a form of dwarfism. I really liked the show during the first few seasons, and then it spiraled. The Roloffs were obviously getting paid big bucks by TLC and renovated their house in massive proportions, bought new cars, and went on all sorts of fabulous vacations. It seemed like every other episode the family had to be doing something amazing like going to Hawaii and snorkeling. I'm guessing that was about the ratings and keeping people interested. I thought it was enjoyable when we saw their day-to-day routine on their farm...Maybe that's just me, lol.
                I never heard of the push girls until this thread. And Friday I recorded two episodes and watched them on Saturday. I thought the show was good. But I think it could be much better if they would have the girls do more exciting events like skydive, water rafting, marathons. Stuff you don't think we could do.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by TheRainman View Post
                  And Friday I recorded two episodes and watched them on Saturday. .
                  It's in re-runs? What network, I'd be curious to see this

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Andy View Post
                    It's in re-runs? What network, I'd be curious to see this
                    Sundance.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by TheRainman View Post
                      Sundance.
                      Thanks. On the dvr

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                      • #26
                        Interesting show. Anyone have that cringe moment with the Doc basically saying "a good attitude will fix your bones that don't take x-ray photos well"? WTF...and the guy works in a place where SCI is real common no less

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Andy View Post
                          Interesting show. Anyone have that cringe moment with the Doc basically saying "a good attitude will fix your bones that don't take x-ray photos well"? WTF...and the guy works in a place where SCI is real common no less
                          Yeah, when the doctor told Chelsie to keep a good attitude and things would work out with her osteopenia/osteoporosis, I was not pleased. I hate seeing medical professionals fall into this trap because they set patients up for failure and unlike relatives or friends they should know better than to promote optimism as a cure for a medical issue.
                          In our world constituted of differences of all kinds, it is not the disabled, but society at large that needs special education...to become a genuine society for all. -Frederic Major, Former UNESCO Director General

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by NikkiMaya View Post
                            I don't know if anyone here ever watched "Little People, Big World?" It's the reality show about Matt and Amy Roloff and their four kids. They are little people and one of their kids also has a form of dwarfism. I really liked the show during the first few seasons, and then it spiraled. The Roloffs were obviously getting paid big bucks by TLC and renovated their house in massive proportions, bought new cars, and went on all sorts of fabulous vacations. It seemed like every other episode the family had to be doing something amazing like going to Hawaii and snorkeling. I'm guessing that was about the ratings and keeping people interested. I thought it was enjoyable when we saw their day-to-day routine on their farm...Maybe that's just me, lol.
                            I liked the show and watched a lot, of what I'm guessing was the first few seasons. I don't remember any of what you describe so I'm thinking I didn't watch any longer (no more cable) at that point. Only thing I remember is their kitchen renovation.

                            I thought the Dr's talk with Chelsea was ridiculous! I was shocked he didn't talk to her about actual options for her osteoporosis. Especially if its actually osteoporosis already, and not just osteopenia. I don't know about options specific to SCI, but when it occurs in other disorders treatment would be started, possibly medications that increase bone density over time.
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                            • #29
                              The problem with the show is their lives are as boring as the rest of ours. They need to give them activities to do. If I was the producer of the show it would be a big hit. I would have these girls skydiving, water rafting and doing all kinds of crazy stuff.

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                              • #30
                                Rainman, my life is pretty damn boring. I mean it is REALLY boring, so the Push Girl's lives look pretty interesting to me. Did you watch the first season or have you just come on with the second season? I thought they have done some active stuff thus far: adaptive skiing, a five k, wheelchair ballroom dancing competition...it's not the most routine.

                                I would be interested to see them do some of the things you mentioned--not sure about skydiving, lol. If you saw the preview for coming episodes, it does look like they will be doing more active outdoor adventures. I saw something involving boating and it looked kind of extreme but it was a pretty quick preview. Again, no problem with them doing a bunch of high octane activities, it's just that I hope their regular lives do not get overshadowed by that kind of stuff. As I mentioned, there are other reality shows where every episode ups the ante and you forget what the original point of the series actually was in the rush to create a spectacle for ratings.

                                Lin, yeah a lot of stuff happened after their kitchen renovation (which I am glad they were able to do). I think a lot of stuff from Push Girls ends up in editing on the cutting room floor, but it seemed pretty clear from the doctor's glib response that he never discussed any treatment options with her. I also expected more.
                                In our world constituted of differences of all kinds, it is not the disabled, but society at large that needs special education...to become a genuine society for all. -Frederic Major, Former UNESCO Director General

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