"...one step behind the boys, not as smart as the boys, not as interesting as the boys, but right there."
Vi transcribed the relevant piece, in which Dini recounts conversations he's had with execs who insist that they don't want any girl fans of their shows, because girls don't buy toys. And to keep girls from watching the shows, they make sure that girls are always presented as sidekicks, "one step behind the boys." It's absolutely infuriating.
and also UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.