People of all races.
Call me Liberal all you want but I do think that representation matters. People can try to deny all they want, but people are influenced by the media. You're going to see more representation in this my take. Everyone should be able to have a character that they relate to well. Also, it's been shown that diversity sells. When I was little, my favorite princess was Belle. I loved that she has brown hair like me and that she loves books like me. Also she wants more than this provincial life, just like me.
The reality of parenting. Also, postpartum depression
People always that parenting is a total joy and that there is an instant connection with your baby. Some people don't have an instant connection. Maybe if we could let parents know that they're not alone in postpartum depression, then maybe there would be less stories of parents with postpartum depression killing their babies. Plus, it will make a good storyline in tv shows.
People who never "settle down."
In tv shows and movies, I've noticed that when producers want to show that a character has grown, they give the character a stereotypical suburban life. I think it's lazy writing. Lots of people don't ever plan on slowing down. My parents are excited that myself and my siblings are growing up and are moving out because than they have more time with each other and will be able to travel. Some people are never going to retire because they have a job they love. Some people want to travel with their kids. Some people never had kids but want to travel. Personally, I found a career that I love. I love it so much that I'm not sure if I'll retire.
People who choose not to have kids and people who choose to have kids because they want kids not because they feel pressured
Today it's assumed that people want kids, so in tv and movies there isn't a scene where characters sit down and talk about their future and whether they want kids or not. I would love to have more characters that say they don't want kids, and that doesn't change. Like Christina Yang. One tv show that characters did sit down and have a conversation about their future, was This is Us. While I do want more characters that choose not to have kids, I'm glad that Rebecca and Jack sat down and talked about what they wanted. I think that's a step in the right direction because at least people won't assume that everyone wants kids.
Just the other day a classmate of mine said she was completely infertile and that her and her husband were considering adoption. She also said that they may not do adoption because they're happy with it being just the two of them. That's when another classmate spoke up and started trashing everything about adoption. There's thousands of children waiting to be adopted and all they want is some love. Like I said earlier, people are influenced by the media. Maybe if adoption was shown in a better light, it wouldn't be a sore subject.
Taboo subjects like abortion
In Game of Thrones, there's multiple, graphic rape scenes but the most controversial one was Sansa's rape scene. I actually appreciate that they showed it and it made people pissed. Maybe now, people will realize that rape is a terrible, terrible thing. I think it also makes people realize that rape exists for both genders and it doesn't dance around the issue. Also, Sophie Turner's acting was awesome. I wish more tv shows had controversy in their writing. It's true that some people would stop watching the show. But some people, like me, appreciate that they don't dance around issues.