The problem is, practically every other day I read an article in which women talk about identifying with this character. They write things like, "Mary Jane is like all of us." "Mary Jane faces the same struggles that many of us face."
But it almost seems as if the "struggles" of this fictional character have been a catalyst for some sort of misguided affirmation amongst some women. The message is, if this successful elitist women can be a flawed mess, then no one can hold them to higher expectations, including themselves. With that being said, this show allows all of those who claim to identify with Mary Jane to side step responsibility for their actions as if things just happen to happen to them. Much like this character.
I miss the days when our heroes set a standard for us to aspire to as opposed to lows that some of us choose to identify with. Where would the world be without those among us who chose to be better and do better instead of aspiring to mediocrity and wearing their short comings as if they were badges if honor?