When you compare Sex and the City with these edgier shows and their self? The women may have been unaccountably wealthy and obsessed with shopping, but they were also optimistic and living life on their own terms. They policed their own and each other's sex lives and made sure friends walked away from degrading suggestions, such as the lover who called Charlotte a "filthy whore" at the point of climax. Even Samantha Jones with her upfront sexual appetites and fondness for experimentation she termed herself "try-sexual" seems wholesome by comparison to today's generation of anti-heroines. She had sex on her own terms rather than any man's.
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Share via Email Four's company A female journalist, at work in her city apartment, ponders the blank screen of her laptop. Her fingers hover, the cursor winks invitingly and this week's pressing question is tapped out. But the person at the computer is me rather than Carrie Bradshaw, there is not a strappy shoe in sight and my question would never have appeared on the show, namely: is it really possible to call yourself a feminist and still like Sex and the City?
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Tweet We've been thinking it for two long years. All of us. Gnawing our cheeks at night, clutching at sweaty sheets, our faces hollow and gray, our once-bright eyes dimmed by the pain of too many questions. Sometimes we cry out, en masse, to a faceless god and a cold, indifferent universe that holds its secrets close.
Beth Montemurro, "Charlotte Chooses Her Choice: Liberal Feminism on Sex and the City" page 2 of 3 The Trouble with Liberal Feminism Since the Home Box Office HBO is less constrained by a push for network-TV-like ratings and, given that it generates revenue from its viewers and is thus not dependent on advertising dollars, its programs' producers can instead focus on crafting intricate story lines that allow for the complexity of characters. HBO may be less concerned about falling within the comfortable range of emotions or, in this case, gender displays that are standard on mainstream series. By placing work at the center of Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda's lives and identities, rather than as something to be abandoned at marriage, Sex and the City allows for a more "realistic" or in-depth story to be told.