One idea in the article that did catch my attention was this: What is it that television is trying to do by both courting female audiences and choosing to present so many female characters who demonstrate such poor behavior?
We women could be just as much to blame for devouring the tasteless television presentation of women like us (sort of...at least in gender). Similar debates can be found in the fashion industry (who is to blame for the popularity of unhealthy-looking models?) and when critiquing pop-culture magazines (who buys magazines with articles that encourage obtaining a sense of value from pleasing men versus articles that highlight personal professional achievement?).
Read the LA Times article here and think about it for yourself.