From 1974: The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
From 2000: Destiny's Child - Independent Women
We've moved from women in pant suites and turtlenecks singing "When Will I See You Again" to women not so covered singing about "Independent Women." Yes, we've come a long way, baby.
An article on Salon.com suggests "Women are the new men on TV" this season, saying:
Here's the good news: When you turn on your television this fall, you'll be watching more women kick more ass than you can possibly imagine -- physically, economically and sexually. Hard-bodied and smart, rich and aggressive, confident and independent, the chicks who populate the prime-time lineup are being cast in roles that once belonged almost exclusively to men. [...]So what do you think? Are women the new men?
Welcome to the new world on television, where the women are strong, and the men are cavemen.