A Finger Without A Ring On It

Girlfriends' Guide to DivorceGive the (ring) finger to the camera and say, “Go f- yourself” —

By which we mean, “Go find yourself.”

It’s enough to get you banned.

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An ad for the upcoming Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce was recently banned from subways and city buses in Los Angeles and New York because the content was deemed “inappropriate.” In the poster, star Lisa Edelstein is shown smiling while giving the camera her ring finger (as opposed to her middle finger).

There is a faded tan line on that finger, right where her character’s wedding ring used to be. The tag line accompanying the photo is “Go Find Yourself.”

I like the ad, which caused me to do a double take the first time I saw it. Is that an F-off gesture? I wondered, before realizing that it was the ring finger and not the middle one that Edelstein was raising.

The comedy is based on the popular Girlfriends’ Guide series by Vicki Lovine. Considering that it chronicles the life of a fortysomething woman who finds…

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I have a Ph.D. from UCLA in sociology (emphasis: gender, social psych). I currently teach sociology and women's studies at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. I have also lectured at San Jose State. And I have blogged for Feminispire, Ms. Magazine, The Good Men Project and Daily Kos. Also been picked up by The Alternet.

Posted on December 10, 2014, in women. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for reblogging, Georgia. Btw- the show is proving to be pretty good. The lead actor is tracking her character’s emotions and it’s not just comedy. Hopefully this will prove to be a show that depicts at least to a certain degree the real lived female experience as opposed to playing stereotypes.

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