Powerful TV Women Must Face Backlash

Stuart Levine wrote, “As bulldog attorney Patty Hewes on the FX drama ‘Damages,’ Glenn Close has heard her character called lots of nasty names: cutthroat, backstabber, liar and, of course, bitch, to name just a few. It bothers Close that men who use the same tactics as Hewes can be described as calculating, sophisticated and laser-like in their focus, while women in the same position are referred to with negative language.”