In the article, Mitchell talks about how in Fringe, there is a similar role reversal. The women is out doing the "tough stuff," while the male sits in the kitchen. One thing I did not receive overly well was when Mitchell said "Olivia was the man," referring to Anna Torv's leading character on Fringe. This sadly echoes the inherent nature in pop culture where kicking ass is a man's duty and when a woman is the tough one, she is not a tough woman, she is "the man." Though, admittedly there is the same stereotype in reverse, when people describe a man who works in the kitchen as "the woman."