‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Gave Us a Feminine, Not a Feminist, Icon
What was endearingly feminine, and touching, about Mary Richards was how willingly she acceded to organizing her life around serving others. Always available for advice, or for babysitting, or for a hug, she was poised, graceful, content. She wasn’t interested in shattering barriers but in being nice.
Source: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Gave Us a Feminine, Not a Feminist, Icon - Acculturated (Per the blog post just before this, perhaps "nice" is "feminine.")