Near as I can tell, daytime tv for women boils down to people telling us how we fail at being parents and wives and what we can do to be perfect in every way. And the shows that aren't this are those that are aimed at people who revel in other people's misery (see: Jerry Springer and various episodes of Dr.Phil - though Dr. Phil is also great for telling women how we fail).
Some of the worst offenders, IMO:
The Mom Show: Two upper middle class, stay-at-home, thin, blonde, white women host this monstrosity. They jabber at each other and the camera in front of a kitchen worth more than my house. Then they have some "experts" on to either tell you what you're doing wrong with your kids, that your clothes aren't good enough, that your home isn't good enough, and that you aren't blowing your husband enough.
Worst part: The hostesses are thin blondes, the therapist "expert" is a thin blonde, the nanny is a fat black woman, the doctor is a white man (on the MOM SHOW). The hosts get giggly and giddy with the male guests, especially the handyman types.
Dr. Phil: O.M.G. I can't do this justice, as my brain explodes inside my skull if I hear his voice for more than about 5 minutes. I *hate* Dr. Phil. If he were on fire, I'd put him out. By throwing him into the ocean. His shows are either about miserable, stupid, vapid assholes, or they're not about him and his friends. And then they still suck.
The worst part: People seem to like this dumb fuck. I've actually had friends quote him at me. Seriously, every time I hear "Dr. Phil says..." I die a little inside.
Oprah: Oh Oprah. You do so much good in the world. But could you shut the fuck up about your weight already? Is it too much to ask that you focus on healthy eating and just be happy with whatever your body does with it?
And honestly lady, "vagina". Say it with me now: Va-gi-na. Not vajayjay. If I hear that ridiculous term again I may have Dr. Phil
Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, etc.: Capitalizing on misery and stupidity. Hmm. Sounds like they're Conservatives. Need I say more? No, I thought not.
Judge _____: Any show that starts with the word "Judge" or ends with "Court" is another one that capitalizes on misery and stupidity. These are the original reality tv shows. The only reason to watch these is for the quality snark from the judges, and watching stupid people show off their massive idiocy (like watching Conservatives talk). Even the snark isn't redeeming enough for me to watch more than a few seconds. p.s. One of the people I do tech support for thinks this is real. It's about as real as pro wrestling. At least, I hope so. If not, I just may go watch Dr. Phil for a while.
Steven and Chris: AKA Gay and Gayer. Yeah yeah, I have no problem with homosexuality, obviously. What I do have a problem with is the media portrayal of the gay man as fun, flaming and boisterous, but most of all asexual. If either of these guys actually said anything about sex, I suspect they'd be gone faster than a decent drama on Fox (Oh Fox, you bastards, I'm still mad at you about Firefly). And the more flamboyant one, Steven I think, needs to STFU and let the guests speak. That is Beyond Annoying.
The Worst: Now, not only is this a show for women about how we can be the perfect women, it's fed to us by a couple of white men.
The VERY Worst: The cooking segments are good enough that I sometimes catch myself watching this inanity.
WARNING: The following review
The Doctors: I hate doctors with a fiery burning passion. And The Doctors? They make me livid with a rage bordering on clinical insanity. I condemn these shit-eating dogs to suck devil cock in hell. Why? Why you ask? Because I've counted, and the longest period of time from me turning to that channel and one of those ratfuckers mentioning the "obesity epidemic" is less than 3 minutes. Really? is that enough for such a condemnation, MsFCS? Why no, not really. But add in that they're doctors, and that one of the panel of regulars is a plastic surgeon, and that *I* personally have caught factual errors in what they've said (and I'm no medical professional), AND that they feed us the mainstream medical bullshit, while mocking alternative medicines, well, I think they can go piss into a transformer.
The Worst Part: EVERYTHING. Who pays for this show? Ah yes, drug companies. May their houses be on CNN.