It’s hard to believe it, but 2017 has already rolled the calendar to March! Whether or not the new month has come in like a lion or a lamb in your current locale, there is one constant when it comes to the third month of the year: it’s National Women’s History Month. If you’d like to learn more about NWHM, or see what other interesting and intriguing newsy tidbits you might have missed this week, please keep reading!
With the rise of women in STEM, television has been working hard recently to keep up with that representation. In crime procedurals, women are playing the “logical” side of head/heart combos more and more, and genre shows are fighting harder than real world dramas and comedies to level the playing field. Recently, PaleyFest held a panel in New York with actresses portraying these women to discuss their interactions with female fans. Unfortunately, not all discussions surrounding this rise of women has been positive. The AV Club recently released an article criticizing the the main representatives of female computer science whizzes on network television, highlighting a trope exemplified by characters like Felicity Smoak and Agent Skye from superhero shows Arrow and Agents of SHIELD.