Now is the time for (pop) culture change.
Consumers, fans, and entertainment brokers have demanded accountability from Bill Cosby, from reality TV, from the NFL and sports culture. Thoughtful, multi-dimensional, humanizing story lines about violence against immigrant women and campus sexual assault are showing up on police dramas. “Strong female characters” are no longer considered appealing only to “the weaker sex.”
Now more than ever, the power to create pop culture is not just in the hands of one massive Hollywood studio system or a few big TV networks. Pop culture and media take new forms every day—forms we hold in our own hands. We have the power to challenge what we see, to change what we see, and to make what we see.