Dear Teen Shows: Can We Please Stop Glorifying Toxic Guys?

A representation on a number of the biggest programs, figures and relationships that shaped this generation of women and a demand healthiest depictions of love and boundaries.

Content caution: this short article contains themes of intimate attack, and psychological and real punishment.

If the teenager mystery sensation “Pretty Little Liars” first aired on ABC Family within the fall of 2010, I happened to be nine yrs . old.

My older cousin ended up being very nearly 13 and it, of course, so was I since she was watching. I happened to be conscious that the show’s themes had been a touch too complex for me, however it felt cool to look at something which all of the girls in center and senior school had been raving about. A 16 year old girl, fell in love with her 22 year old English teacher, Ezra in the first season of the show, I watched as Aria Montgomery. Even though it had been revealed that Ezra had additionally dated Aria’s closest friend, Alison (when she had been 15!), and deliberately pursued Aria so that you can compose a novel about her life, fans remained rooting for alleged “Ezria.” The series ended in 2017, Aria and Ezra were happily married and had adopted a child together: fulfilling the fantasies of viewers who bought into this undeniably unacceptable relationship by the time. But why? Why would a lot of ladies, including myself at one point, glorify objectively pedophilic behavior from a grown man and offer the ups-and-downs of an exceedingly toxic relationship? Читать далее Dear Teen Shows: Can We Please Stop Glorifying Toxic Guys?