Suzanne Leonard’s book project, Wife, Inc., examines 21st century wives in female-centered media culture. It includes chapters on online dating, reality wedding shows, housewives (real and fictional), and wronged political wives.
Leonard developed some of these ideas in an article on the television series The Good Wife, which is in press with the journal Feminist Media Studies. In the article, she explored sexuality, new media, and scandal in contemporary American culture by focusing on real-life sex scandals as well as those fictionalized on the show. She suggests that, although sex is public in newfound ways thanks to a number of technological advances, The Good Wife offers a strategy for protecting the intimate lives of its main female characters.
Learn more about Leonard and real life "good wife" Huma Abedin in the The Boston Globe.