By: Bradley Sawyer
I really enjoyed working through the 1970s and encountering the concept of the liberated woman. While this is a topic I am familiar with due to shows I watch and enjoy such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds (the list goes on), I never gave much thought to the development of the liberated woman. With that being said, I really enjoyed watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show and WKRP in Cincinnati. Before being exposed to these shows and taking this course, I never realized that the woman in earlier sitcoms such as Leave It to Beaver and I Love Lucy were portrayed so differently from the women in later sitcoms. Going along with this topic, I much prefer watching shows with an empowered and assertive woman. Being somewhat familiar with Roseanne, I am looking forward to watching episodes from the series and seeing firsthand the idea of the liberated woman being further developed as the decades pass.