Will the creators be able to walk the tightrope here, balancing the disparate elements of the show to keep viewers engaged? Or is Bones about to go off the rails? Or has it already fallen?
While the online abuse mothers (and their intersections) are subject to is different than that childless, white, cisgender women receive, it is, also, specifically gendered, and needs to be a part of this conversation.
On television, female characters often seem to be forced to choose between careers and families rather than having both.
Our collective silence on the topic of Duley’s mental health speaks volumes, as does our willingness to condemn her without a trial.
Just because we can help women to become mothers in their sixties and beyond does not mean we should.
No matter how hard you try and no matter how much you love your children, at some point they are going to embarrass you.