Big Brother 18: Women Are Losing The Battle Of The Sexes

The elusive all-girls alliance appears set to repeat history as Big Brother 18’s early shot at a female dominated season appears to be slipping away before our eyes.

Big Brother 18's final five guys

After starting out with the first three eliminations featuring all male victims leaving us with an 8-5 advantage for the women we’re heading to a 4-5 disadvantage instead just five weeks later. I don’t see a recovery in the near future.

After Glenn, Jozea, and Victor walked out the door I was impressed that the ladies were holding strong and they saw this opportunity as well. There was even a Fatal Five alliance formed early to help take advantage of their numbers but it seems like ever since then things are crumbling as the men have ripped the numbers back away.

Starting in Week 3 Bridgette took over and under her reign as HoH we saw her close ally Bronte evicted thanks to Frank’s RK renom strategy and Bridgette’s failure to use her Veto that round. Since that week we’ve had Paulie, James, Paul, and now Victor as the controlling HoHs in that order. Or to sum it up, Paulie has been HoH for a straight month.

Along with those HoH’s we’ve had two guys evicted (Victor and Frank) and Victor returned to balance out the guys while Da’Vonne’s departure tied it back up to 5-5. With the expected departure of either Michelle or Zakiyah this week (with Natalie or Bridgette as a back up) the guys will have a leg up at 5-4. That works out to effectively four losses while the guys are right back to their numbers from Week 2.

I don’t get why the women won’t work together but they just seem to revolt at the idea. The Fatal Five alliance crumbled after Da’Vonne turned on Tiffany while Tiffany was trying to build a bridge to the Spy Girls (Bridgette, Natalie, and Bronte) for what could have been a complete sweep of all eight ladies fighting together.

Then when Tiffany was up on the Block against Paul we saw Frank send Bronte to join them and instead of the five women eligible to vote (2 were on the Block and 1 was HoH) banding together to vote out Paul they were making it all a decision between Bronte or Tiffany. Bye bye numbers.

The next week was the beginning of the downhill sprint when Paulie took over and we ended up with three women on the Block thanks to Paulie’s noms plus Tiffany’s renom of Da’Vonne. There went another woman.

Aside from sticking together to get out Frank over Bridgette we’ve seen petty confrontations by the ladies both direct and indirect. Michelle didn’t want to use the Veto to save Frank because she was jealous of Bridgette’s close friendship with them. Bye bye Frank. Then when Zakiyah knew Da’Vonne was being targeted this past week she kept her mouth closed and failed to warn either Day or Michelle. Though it’s not like Michelle would have helped Da’Vonne with that knowledge.


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