“And given the state of modern media, momentarily suspending my feminist ideals is the only way to get through a night of TV without becoming totally livid or discouraged.” As of press time, Jenkins’ sense of relaxation and contentment had been entirely undone by the first 30 seconds of 2 Broke Girls.
To the extent that the show counters the "bridezilla" trope, I think the article is right. Treating women's desire to have their weddings be what they want them to be as legitimate rather than crazy, vain, or unreasonable is something approaching a feminist act in a culture that typically treats those desires as tantrums
Say Yes To The Dress is a show that has a canny understanding of the predicament many women face—which is that choice, especially consumer choice, is often the best way to assert enfranchisement or empowerment.
"Proto-feminist pioneers like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony could never have imagined that female empowerment would one day come in bar form."
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