Good News Alert: Shonda Rhimes Makes Hollywood History

It seems that all people are talking about these days is the landslide of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. One of the most important pieces on the matter was written by Emily Peck in HuffPost, who reminds us that men's invocation of their daughters, sisters, and mothers when denouncing sexual assault actually dehumanizes survivors.

This week I'd like to draw attention to some happy Hollywood news that unfortunately is getting overshadowed. Shonda Rhimes has become only the third black woman to be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The other two were Oprah Winfrey (1993) and Diahann Carroll (2011). This is huge, particularly since she is receiving the honor so early in her career.

The solution to the cultural subjugation of women is the recognition of the indelible contributions we make, not just at home or in the bedroom, but in the boardroom. And the more we are the ones writing our stories, the more our TV screens will reflect women's strength and power. History has its eyes on you, Shonda.