America Ferrera by Steve Granitz/ WireImage.com
teaches girls to be, well, mean girls.
reports that Ferrera isn't happy with the way female relationships are depicted on popular TV shows.
The star of ABC's
- which constantly debates the themes of beauty on the inside vs. the outside - told the October issue of
, "If you're watching
, all the backstabbing shapes the way we act you go to school, and you think your job is to find a sworn enemy and be jealous of each other."
In that case, what does Ferrera think about
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
's hit show
? She admits, "I mean, I love Blake; she's a wonderful friend of mine, but shows like
kind of condition us to be mean." (Interesting since
, while sweet in the end, has some of the cattiest 'tudes on TV).
With all the talk of catty women, Ferrera admits that working with Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel on
was a wonderful experience.
Do you agree with America's views on the depiction of women in the above shows? -
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