|Steph can change the atmosphere, but she won't, and that's a problem|
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In 2005, the book Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy was published. In it, Levy posits the idea that women in leadership positions can be just as guilty of extending and strengthening patriarchy as their male counterparts simply by how they view women. Levy's arguments fit more of a second-wave model, at points becoming almost too finger-wagging at female sexuality, but her arguments that a raunch culture enabled by women saying "these women are empowered!" when referring to a Paris Hilton are exactly parallels to Stephanie's product (even if it is ultimately Vince's baby).