Shonda Rhimes doesn’t write angry black women–she just writes WOMEN

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/arts/television/viola-davis-plays-shonda-rhimess-latest-tough-heroine.html

I think Stanley’s article would make more sense (and be less problematic) if she weren’t trying to give it a “clever” hook by using the trope “angry black woman.” It’s just plain lazy. The article isn’t written with enough nuance to make it clear that she’s not being racist—if that makes any sense. A good editor would have realized this.

Anyone that watches her shows knows that Rhimes doesn’t write angry black women she writes complicated women. Women that struggle, have emotions, love, and fire…like real women. Of course, they have dramatic storylines, but at the end of the day, the women she creates are flawed and human. These women are enviable because they don’t have to be perfect, just smart, talented… and in charge. Just like Rhimes.

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