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HBO's "Girls" -- Is it Really Less Humiliating Now Than it Was in the '50s?

Elizabeth Kantor | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada
Elizabeth Kantor

The publicity material for Girls, the HBO series that claims to be "a pop culture mirror" reflecting the real lives of 20-somethings in New York. Surely the most benighted pre-liberation '50-style womanhood couldn't be any more humiliating than the conditions that liberated modern women routinely tolerate today.