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    Five Times The Mary Tyler Moore Show Went Against Social Norms

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show first aired back in 1970 and became a staple in households over the next seven years. The show challenged societal norms on gender, by casting a strong independent female lead. Over the course of seven years, the show continually challenged the image of women in the workplace. Many women of that time could not even fathom to have, she was a staple image for the progress women were making throughout society.

    1. Cast a Strong Female Lead

    2. No Husband

    3. Unlikely Position

    4. Discussion of Pay Gap

    5. Funny, and Serious