I don't think I have the patience to fully elaborate on how many ugly things that television does to the female mind.
The reason it affects women so profoundly is that they are the better sex, in addition to being the weaker sex. Women can turn a mud hut in a field of dust into a paradise amidst an oasis. The same qualities that give them the ability to engineer hope in everyone else and make things seem better leave them wide open for the masterfully engineered lies sold by the poisonous box from hell. It's the fact that women always want to believe the best about the world and they want everybody else to believe in the best that makes them supremely vulnerable to the worst monsters you could conceive of - the ones who design television programming.
First, it colonizes their minds. Once they see reality through the lens of that television, they are receptive to all the crap it has to offer. Women are prone to suggestion because they can be suggestive themselves.
Second, it appeals to them on a certain female level as an optimistic media, one that has something to contribute to their increasingly miserable and lonely lives. Oprah has built her fortunes by convincing the millions of ruined female train wrecks out there that if they will simply follow her advice (never really specific) the pain will stop and they will get back everything that mass media culture has stolen from them. For the sake of that promise, never fulfilled, most women tune in every day.
Third, they are creatures of habit. Once they are trained to receive their ideas and paradigms from the box (we're just like you, girls, we understand you) they will return to imbibe this poison over and over again until that last final night when they celebrate their 40th alone with a few of their "girlfriends" and later that evening sitting alone they mix a handful of sleeping pills into a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and impulsively sacrifice themselves in front of the light streaming out of that wicked box. The animal down deep in them finally goes so insane from the drought of real human feeling and love it decides to nuke the girl from the inside to put her out of her suffering.
The television is death. It's designed by the children of the devil to kill everyone, but specifically targets women as the most important of the two genders to destroy.
Their wombs start with the potential to draw down the future and once you take them out of the picture, the wretched males are easily picked off and eliminated one pink slip/heart attack at a time. The males are real tough guys who can go without food, water, sleep and fight with sticks and stones ... but destroy their females and isolate them from each other, the males will wither up and just blow away like dead flowers. Men need women even more than women need men. Without women and children, men have nothing to live for. Don't be fooled by that three-time divorcee chuckling over a beer about how glad he is that none of them bitches "tied him down," girls ... he'll be dead in six months in a car accident because he had insomnia at 3 am in the morning, saw a sharp turn and suddenly without knowing why just decided to hold the wheel steady and go right over the mountain. Men without women and children to protect and love are nothing, they're not even human any more. That's why television knows, you kill the female, you kill the entire species.