3. Girls don’t need boys to rescue them! If a dude needs to come out as a gay dude on Glee, he comes out. If a girl needs to come out as a gay girl on Glee, a boy does that for her. If a dude needs to be an awesome single parent on Glee, he is an awesome single parent. If a woman needs to be an awesome single parent on Glee, she cries on the floor over un-assembled baby furniture until a high school boy can come over and fix it for her. But on Pretty Little Liars, when a lady needs something, she does it herself. Needs money? She robs a bank. Needs to get into college? She does a little admissions fraud. Needs to dress like a character from The Great Gatsby Goes to Mars? She sews those clothes herself. Morally dubious? Maybe. But righteously independent!
So AfterEllen goes a bit apeshit on the Glee writers. This is just one criticism. I haven’t watched Pretty Little Liars, although it sounds interesting, because all the promo shots are of women who look like what I deal with daily, and er, no thanks.