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A Feminist Goodbye (For Now) To “Harry Potter” and “Friday Night Lights”

Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.

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Dear NBC: An Honest Portrayal of Young Women, Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion

Women’s groups recognize NBC for its honest, compelling and realistic portrayal of a young woman facing an unintended pregnancy and her decision to chose abortion.

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Friday Night Lights: My Own Real Story

A “truth-telling” episode of NBC’s Friday Night Lights, dealing with teen pregnancy and abortion, represented the realities of life in a small Texas town. I know: I lived there.

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Can Watching Bad TV Dramas Help Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy?

An intriguing study shows that exposing young adults to TV storylines may have a bigger impact than watching news programming.

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Friday Night Lights Abortion Plotline is Must-See TV

Two weeks ago, a DirecTV episode of Friday Night Lights very quietly made television history with a sensitive episode about abortion. As the Super Bowl approaches, with its Focus on the Family finger-wagging, we can look to FNL for reality.

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On “Friday Night Lights,” the TV Sex Talk Done Right

This week’s Friday Night Lights was the rare prime-time drama to feature an explicit, appropriate sex talk between a parent and child.

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Avoiding Abortion on the Small Screen

Friday Night Lights’ unplanned pregnancy plot ducks and dodges as expected, but does hold on to realism when it comes to the damage caused by conceptions of masculinity.

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