Critics argue that Carrie's shame when sharing this story with her boyfriend serves to "undermine" the hard-fought freedoms that allowed her choice with "multiple critical perspectives toward the act"  Critics also note that, while the show is lauded as a champion of progressive feminism, its characters adhere to a strongly traditional view of female gender roles with a focus on appearance, glamour, and consumerism. She uses her PR skills to help his career, even changing his name to Smith Jerrod. By rarely mentioning Joseph's polygamous marriages, many church members, especially converts, often don't realize how involved Joseph was. There were also two episodes that dealt with sexually transmitted diseases. Joseph and Emma had "adopted" Fanny when she was about 16 years old After they break up, Miranda sees him with another woman and feels compelled to resume their relationship, but they again break up when he wants exclusivity and she does not. They have a virtually flaw-free relationship until Carrie and Big begin an affair. Joseph commanded to practice polygamy by an angel The same God that has thus far dictated me and directed me and strengthened me in this work, gave me this revelation and commandment on celestial and plural marriage, and the same God commanded me to obey it. And there, before any dialogue hits your ears, you have the two woeful female archetypes that Sex and the City loves—woman as sex object and woman as child However, his struggles as an author and her success with her upcoming book cause too much conflict between them, and they break up. While it may be all true, the Church has not pronounced it authentic nor has it contradicted it. He tells Miranda he'd like them to have a baby, but a puppy purchase instead alerts Miranda to the fact that they're very different when it comes to maturity. I was a thousand miles from him. She declines to have anal sex with another boyfriend and also consents to pose nude for a famous painter. After this process, she presses Harry to "set the date" in an insulting way and he breaks it off with her.