Quantcast
Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Dislikes The Term ‘Girlboss’
Toni Anne Barson/WireImage

Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Dislikes The Term ‘Girlboss’

Shonda is calling "bulls--t."

Celebrity News

Shonda Rhimes has made many strides in the entertainment industry as a screenwriter, showrunner, and producer. Under her production company Shondaland, she produced numerous television shows that have reached incredible success such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and the latest phenomenon Bridgerton.


And while the term “girlboss” has been highly popularized by many women who are at the head of their businesses (Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso is a prime example after naming her book and Netflix show Girlboss) and may even be an appropriate title for the executive producer, Shonda calls “bulls–t.”

The beloved 51-year-old was recently named “TV’s Greatest” by Time magazine and in the cover story, she dished on being a mother and how women in power are viewed. "I think the girlboss archetype is bulls–t that men have created to find another way to make women sound bad," she said.

She believes that it is just "a nice catchphrase to grab a bunch of women into one group and say, ‘This is what women are doing right now.’" She added, "Nobody ever says, 'This is what men are doing right now.'"

As a television mogul, Shonda has managed to crank out many productions and keep up with her longest-running show Grey’s Anatomy, which has been on for 17 years.

During that time, she has also become a mother to three daughters, which she admitted made her less present in her career. But according to her, that’s not a bad thing, it’s just her life now.

“I don’t think anybody who has kids is fully present at work,” she stated. “The idea of pretending that we have no other life is some sort of fantasy out of the 1950s, where the little lady stayed at home. I don’t have a little lady at home. So if I am excelling at one thing, something else is falling off. And that is completely OK.”

Shonda has two adopted daughters, Harper whom she adopted in 2002, and Emerson in 2012, and in 2013 she welcomed another girl who she named Beckett. However, she had Beckett via surrogate.

Currently, the super-producer is enjoying her new deal with Netflix. In 2017, Shonda reportedly signed a four-year $100 million deal with the streaming giant, where Bridgerton became a success.

Featured image by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage

Halle Bailey Makes Her Red Carpet Debut With Boyfriend DDG: Here’s What We Know About Him

Halle Bailey and her boyfriend DDG are one of the cutest celebrity couples in the game right now. After confirming their relationship in March 2022, Halle, 22, and DDG, 24, made their red carpet debut as a couple over the weekend during the 2022 BET Awards. In an interview with Extra, The Little Mermaid star shared that she was “nervous” about their debut. “We’re like tryna figure out what we were going to wear. All this stuff,” she said. The couple matched each other’s fly with both wearing all-black outfits.

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
Here's Why You Should Ditch Fourth Of July And Have A Family Reunion Instead

“Who made the potato salad?” As summertime kicks off, this is the universal question that, without fail, will be asked at every barbeque and backyard kickback over the coming months. With the Fourth of July also nearing, summertime celebrations and cookouts will be in full force. However, as the tide begins to turn in this new day and age, more Black Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, instead of the Fourth of July, because, after all, there were still over 250,000 Black Americans enslaved in Galveston, Texas during this so-called Independence Day.

Keep reading...Show less
Fitness Influencer Sara Hunt Shares Her Favorite Ways To Enjoy Summer in Chicago

This post is in partnership with Toyota.

Whether it's the lazy afternoons spent laying out on the beach, or nights spent sipping cocktails at your local rooftop hangout, there are so many reasons to love and look forward to summer. It's a time for respite, fun in the sun, and adventure. But as any Chicagoan can tell you, there's something particularly special about "Summertime Chi." The vibes in the Windy City are on 100 when the temperatures rise, and the city literally comes alive in the most magical way.

Keep reading...Show less
Summer Walker Gets Honest About Motherhood And Her Child's Father: ‘I Wish I Paid More Attention’

When Summer Walker began gaining popularity with her debut album Over It, her personal life also took center stage. The “Body” singer worked on her first album with her now ex-boyfriend, producer London On Da Track, and they welcomed a daughter together, Princess Bubblegum. Their relationship was challenged by cheating rumors, and the 26-year-old found herself going back and forth with London’s exes on social media for consistently bashing the singer and the producer.

Keep reading...Show less
A Black woman in a white bathrobe with a white towel wrapped around her head smiles

With a YouTube channel that boasts millions of views from her hair and skincare tutorials, beauty influencer Candice Jones knows what it takes to look great on the outside. But when it came to her mental wellbeing, Jones started feeling a disconnect. “Because a lot of the things that I was seeing on social media like: take a bath, pour you some wine,” Jones tells xoNecole about her initial attempts at self-care. “I was doing all of those aesthetic things, but it wasn't making me feel better.”

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
A Black woman looks into the camera and gives a closed-mouth smile. She's wearing a black turtleneck

Miss Diddy Kicks Off BET Awards Weekend With 'A Toast To Black Hollywood'

Her annual event to celebrate the culture has a new name and more intention than ever before

Latest Posts