Sex And The Shitty

Mere weeks before the debut of the hotly anticipated Sex and the City movie, Business Week blogger Lindsey Gerdes is wondering if the Carrie Bradshaw brand of empowerment gives feminism a bad name. Gerdes romanticized the lives of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha when she was in college, but once she was in the real workaday world, she realized that there were much more suitable role models. "The bottom line," Gerdes writes. "If you were going to choose a gender-specific role model, why one of these four cardboard characters? As American women have won more and more rights, the feminist movement has had the luxury of branching off in many, even contradictory, directions. Feminist icons run the gamut from activist Gloria Steinem to porn star Jenna Jamison...not to mention our first viable female Presidential candidate in Hillary Clinton." [Business Week]