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Skyler White

If Real Wives Were Treated Like TV Wives, Things Would Be Pretty Awful

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.17.2013 | Women

Anyone who watches TV and spends time online knows that a lot of irrational hatred gets directed toward TV wives. But what would it look like if we tr...

The Forgotten Rape of Skyler White

Alice Wilder | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Alice Wilder

I started watching Breaking Bad late this summer, but before I started I already had a good idea of the characters and plot -- so the scene came as a shock. If this main character raped, or at the very least sexually assaulted, his wife, shouldn't I have heard about it? Why don't we discuss the fact that Walter White sexually assaulted his wife?

Anna Gunn's 'Breaking Bad' Essay Didn't Go Far Enough

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.25.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Breaking Bad" is all about lies people are willing to live with, and it's not in anyone's interest to ignore the many factors that feed the ugly backlashes to female characters.

Difficult Women: White Girls Breaking Bad?

W. Scott Poole | Posted 10.21.2013 | TV
W. Scott Poole

The season six premier of Breaking Bad ended with an Albuquerque standoff between Walt and Hank, giving us a performance from Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris that TV dreams are made of.

Skyler Takes Center Stage

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Ultimately Skyler's arc is an overt and concrete rejection of "the antihero's wife as victim" trope. "Breaking Bad" may have unconsciously fed into that trend when it started out, but it's energetically spent the last season and a half making Skyler every bit as formidable as Walt, Hank or Gus.

Mad Men, Megan Draper and the Skyler White Effect

Marion Johnson | Posted 06.03.2013 | TV
Marion Johnson

It goes like this: a female character judges the male protagonist's bad behavior in a completely rational way, and the audience hates her for it.