I thought that this week was extremely interesting, and I really enjoyed going through the 1970’s. I think the liberation of women was great for sitcoms, as it added more depth to the characters. Although, I think an interesting trend in modern day television is adding a womanizer to many shows. This is evident in two of the top shows on television with Charlie from Two and Half Men, and Barney from How I met your Mother. In almost every episode Charlie and Barney are featured mistreating woman, and rather see any consequences or punishment for their acts. Although, in both those shows there are many featured liberated woman, which is interesting. I think the contrast between those woman, woman in the 1970’s, and the womanizers you see on television currently is interesting to compare.
— Sam Beckerman