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Nancy Drew is apparently “too female” for CBS

Happy Monday! In case you were feeling too good about the start of the week, here’s some news sure to put a cloud in your blue sky: CBS decided to pass on a pilot for a Nancy Drew TV show starring megababe Sarah Shahi. Why? Because the show “skewed too female,” according to Deadline Hollywood.

What does that mean? Too many women liked it, and since we only make up most of the country, our support isn’t worth the trouble? Nancy Drew is, herself, too much of a woman?

I give up.


Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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