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Feminism And The City

The Guardian has a really long feature on whether it’s okay for feminists to like Sex and the City. If you skip to the last paragraph, you’ll discover that smart women everywhere can enjoy the show and upcoming movie as long as they realize SATC is not a guide to life (duh). “It does make for quite uncomfortable viewing,” said Professor Imelda Whelehan of De Montfort University author of The Feminist Bestseller: From Sex and the Single Girl to Sex and the City. “How do we respect [Carrie]? And Mr. Big is such an interesting element. Even his name is masculine. He is like this phallus at the center of it all.” So true, Imelda. Yet, even though the show depicts Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda obsessing over what men think a little too much, the show still treats women as important, and we are, so that’s nice. [The Guardian, U.K.]

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