The wildly popular ABC Family series has missed a teachable moment about statutory rape in their troubling portrait of a relationship between a high-school student and her teacher.
The writer shared only a name with Amanda Peterson when they attended the same high school. But the actress’s untimely death has inspired a new reflection on that dark and desperate year.
Rule No. 1: Everyone is invited. Including guys. But this feminist writer—whose experience with gender inclusion yielded a lot of #notallmen mansplaining—is not sure how she feels about that.