Mary Tyler Moore: Paving the Way for Independent Working Women

Mary Tyler Moore’s became an iconic figure in cultural history by introducing working women on TV as positive independent characters. In my book, The Future of Men, Mary’s story leads the chapter on TV Feminists: Leading or Following Society? The following excerpt from that chapter pays tribute to a TV legend and one of the most influential characters in television history, who sadly passed away today. With the feminist movement that grew through the mid-1960s, television responded with series such as That Girl, an old-fashioned show about a single women living and working in the big city with the help of her boyfriend and her father, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a new-fashioned sitcom about a single woman making it on her own. Read More…

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