I swear, I almost never use the word misogynistic.
It’s partly because I don’t believe in a culture where we go around feeling victimized, and partly because I think it’s a term that gets wildly overused. Sometimes people are nasty to people just because they’re people, not because they’re women. By “sometimes” I mean “most of the time.”
So, when I kept hearing that The Newsroom was an incredibly misogynistic show, I thought, “Aaron Sorkin generally writes very well thought out female characters, people are probably just looking for an angle and have nothing else to write about.”
Then I watched the show.