I could split my life into two eras – BOTH and AOTH. What does that mean? Before One Tree Hill and After One Tree Hill. Yes, that show had that big of an impact on me.
Hilarie Burton got a tweet that was a picture of her and Chad Michael Murray from the show. The tweet said, “@HilarieBurton look at what I found in my adolescent psychology textbook !!!”
The caption below the picture in the book read, “Adolescents are exposed to sex in many contexts, including TV and the Internet. Is it surprising, then, that adolescents are so curious about sex and tempted to experiment with sex?”
Hilarie responded, “Embarrassed by this. Teen girl sexuality was a cornerstone of #oth, so its gross to me that there were no women in positions of power there. No one we could turn to to advocate for us. Men telling the stories of girl sexuality is a red flag. I want a do-over with a girl boss.”
Star Sophia Bush also responded, “co-sign. ❤️”
Though One Tree Hill shaped a large part of my life, I would love to see it redone the way that the stars wanted it to be and in an environment where they felt safe and were not harassed.