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

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

A reflection on a few 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 abuse that is physical.

If the teenager mystery sensation “Pretty Little Liars” first aired on ABC Family when you look at the autumn of 2010, I became nine years of age.

My older sis ended up being very nearly 13 and it, of course, so was I since she was watching. I happened to be mindful that the show’s themes had been too complex it felt cool to watch something that all the girls in middle and high school were raving about for me, but. In the 1st period associated with the show, We viewed as Aria Montgomery, a 16 yr old woman, fell deeply in love with her 22 yr old English instructor, Ezra. Even if it had been revealed that Ezra had additionally dated Aria’s friend that is best, Alison (when she had been 15!), and deliberately pursued Aria to be able to 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. (más…)