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I just read an article in connection to this show about Sorkin’s Woman Problem (i.e., his rampant misogyny, as the article saw it). And I’m not sure I agree with them… But I don’t know yet. On the one hand, I could see how he undermines the female characters in the show and portrays the men as Brave, Fine Journalists.
I suppose the show could be seen as misogynistic if you really sympathise with Will McAvoy and That Asshole Don, but I really, really don’t see how you could. And in the face of their pompousness, pig-headedness, stubbornness, and smarmy self-confidence, the women—MacKenzie and Maggie—seem real, believable, and (most important and most often lacking in American TV) competent and rational.
So in short I don’t know. I have to keep watching.