'Jeopardy!' category 'What Women Want' sparks backlash among women

Dylan Stableford
'Jeopardy!' category 'What Women Want' sparks backlash among women

What do women want?

A category on long-running TV quiz show "Jeopardy!" called "What Women Want" that appeared on Monday's show sparked a backlash among viewers who took issue with what they contend were sexist clues.

Maybe that's not surprising. Among them:

• “Some help around the house; Would it kill you to get out the Bissell bagless canister one of these every once in a while?” (Answer: A vacuum cleaner.​)

• “A few moments of quiet to do this, especially the one edited by Will Shortz in The New York Times.” (Answer: The crossword puzzle.)

• "Time to exercise; perhaps a class in this discipline named for founder Joseph, who initially called it Contrology." (Answer: Pilates.)

• And: "A pair of jeans that fit well, like the 525s from this brand." (Answer: Levi's.)

Those clues didn't sit well with many women, who took to Twitter to express their outrage. Actress Sophia Bush was among them.

Others used the hashtag #WhatWomenWant to mock the "Jeopardy!" category.

"It was like we were tuning into a replay of an episode from the 1950s," Mashable's Neha Prakash wrote.

"Jaw-droppingly stupid," Tracy Moore wrote on Jezebel.com.

Sony Pictures Entertainment — which produces and distributes the Emmy Award-winning quiz show — did not immediately return a request for comment.