Being a new hit on HBO, "" has also received criticisms regarding its portrayal of the female characters as weak-willed and silly. At the Television Critics Association's summer press tour on Wednesday, August 1, Aaron Sorkin responded to this opinion.
"I completely respect that opinion, but I one hundred percent disagree with it," he said. "The female characters are the equals of the men ... and we plainly see them being good at their jobs." Supporting the series creator, lead actor stated, "One of the things I like about Aaron's writing is all of his characters, men and women, have flaws. They all have flaws."