This year’s Emmy’s proclaimed it a great time to be a woman on television. But the TV season ahead is showing signs of unraveling that progress. Women on the small screen are faced with a big question: do we get to follow our dreams?
As Julianna Margulies ascended the Emmy stage to accept her Best Actress award for The Good Wife, she triumphantly proclaimed, “What a great time to be a woman in television!” And in a sense, she’s absolutely correct. Women like her Alicia Florrick, Leslie Knope, Olivia Pope, and others are showing us that strong, successful, and beautiful women can exist on television as fully formed personalities.
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