Not famous, not a terrorist

Cutting Room Floor

I almost flung my laptop across the room this summer, surprised by the sight of a hijab on an American show. I couldn’t recall the last time I had seen a visibly identifiable Muslim on a screen that wasn’t playing the news. Granted, the new inmate of  “Orange is the
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There are no strong female characters

“I hate Strong Female Characters” went viral when it came out in August — it was an article that lamented the one-dimensional state of female characters, and its subhead said it all: “Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous,
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Out of sight, out of mind

What is the most underrepresented minority group on television today? They make up one-fifth of Americans, and more likely than not, you probably didn’t even think of them — people with disabilities (PWDs).
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