The invisible woman of the classic sitcom, which leaves Netflix at the end of the year, is a case study in the way TV shows can turn people into punch lines.
When the question at hand is whether Trump engaged in an abuse of power with Ukraine, his alleged abuse of power with women becomes less relevant.
Disparaging comments. Demeaning jokes. As the mogul reportedly considers a 2020 presidential run, it remains an open question whether his long-alleged history of undermining women will affect his chances.
A new Netflix documentary makes a subtly radical argument: that the emotions of women running for office are not liabilities, but sources of power.
But reclamation, as a political weapon but also as a broader ethic, allows a new kind of history to be made. The lawmakers who donned white on Tuesday found ways both to acknowledge the shamefulness of history and to repurpose it—but to do so, they made clear, on their own terms.