Why we should embrace a new wave of women-centered programming
I’m not just a writer; I’m a feminist.
In my first book, I wrote about my upbringing as a queer girl in a small, conservative Texas town.
Today, I want to talk about how the new wave is creating new kinds of programming for young women and girls, and how the next wave will make them more comfortable with that.
I want us to embrace a fresh new wave that celebrates a feminist message, one that challenges gender stereotypes, and one that is intersectional, accessible, and inclusive.
In a world where the stakes are high and where the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction, this new wave needs to be seen as a positive, even if we don’t always get what we want.
That’s the message we’re hearing from the latest wave of new programming.
This is a time for all of us to join forces to take the fight to the patriarchy.
And the answer is, yes.
But we have to do it in a way that’s respectful of the existing traditions, and that makes it work for all young people, not just those who are already familiar with the show.
We need to be willing to experiment with new ways of viewing and engaging with the world that are less about gender stereotypes and more about a world in which women can be proud of who they are.
That means embracing new voices and ideas, exploring how we can create new forms of social change, and listening to our communities, our allies, our partners, and our friends.
As we all continue to push forward in this new, ever-changing world, we need to keep an open mind and a willingness to change as well.
There are so many ways that our culture has been shaped by the patriarchy, and there are so few places where we can find space to truly engage and embrace diversity and inclusion.
This new wave has been a time to take up the challenge of challenging old and new.
But, in the process, it’s also been a chance to build on some of the great work that’s been done already, and to find new ways to engage with this world that have been shaped to fit the needs of the modern world.
And in doing so, we’ve also had to do some new work.
But the point is, we all need to do more to challenge and challenge old ideas, and find new creative ways to create a world that is more welcoming to women, and more accepting of people of all genders, backgrounds, and identities.
It’s going to be a long, hard road, but I’m hopeful that we can get there.
And we need all of our allies and allies in the media, all of the partners who work on our show, and all of you who are watching.
This can’t just be about us.
It can’t be about the show’s cast.
It has to be about our country and our world.
Let’s start there.