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Designing Women

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sassy social commentary for teens and up.

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This feminist-leaning, sometimes-controversial show examines some of the prominent themes of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Characters grapple with larger political, social, and moral issues while they struggle to resolve their professional and personal problems. Designing Women also tackles issues like domestic violence, AIDS, racism, sexual harassment, and attitudes toward the overweight; their opinions are often summarized by Julia during her many indignant speeches about the world's injustices.

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