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Dear Amy,

I am currently researching my third year dissertation on 'How is Feminism portrayed in HBO's Sex and the City?' Do you agree with many writers on the subject that this show is lessening feminism and not really showing the lives of real women?

Martha

   

Dear Martha,

Thanks for your letter to feminist.com and you caught me at the right moment--I just watched about 5 episodes of "Sex and The City." I think that "Sex and the City" presents one version of feminism--that of single, urban women, who are interested in their professions and their sex lives. This is certainly one-brand of feminism, but one problem might be that its popularity could lead people to conclude that it's the only way to be a feminist. This conclusion waters down feminism, but not the show itself. At least that's my two cents.

I hope that helps

- Amy

 

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