I find it interesting that the Williams article spends pages describing the masculinity represented on The Wire without ever mentioning femininity or lack there of. While I understand that femininity is perhaps outside the scope of the article, I still think it deserves a mention. Perhaps this point was overlooked because, as the article failed to mention, The Wire portrays very little femininity and fails to create many complex female characters. While George writes of how rich the material is for the male characters, in my opinion, only Kima is well developed. While Kima is a fantastic character, she is the only female cop and she has a pretty masculine demeanor. Kima in many ways adapts to a male world and can not act as a feminine woman (as it turns out, when she does appear like a feminine woman, she gets shot in Season 1). The other female characters are mostly props and sexual objects for the men with some exceptions. In episode 2.4, I was surprised that Beadie’s life was getting fleshed out. Yet, as someone who never wanted to be a police officer and has no idea how to investigate a murder, she still feels like an outsider. While I agree that The Wire does a good job of representing masculinity and race, it creates a world with no legitimate femininity. Most of the women are outside of the operation and sexual objects. The Wire may expose the “bitches” and “hoes” mentality that the drug dealers have, but it does nothing to combat it. While I like certain parts of the show, I am troubled by the problematic portrayal of women.