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I'll admit that I was already in love with Glee before this week's Madonna episode. Maybe it was that I was in show choir in middle school, or that I loved the woman who plays Rachel in Spring Awakening, or that Will and I have nearly the same last name, or it could just be all of the singing and dancing.This week's Madonna episode blew everything out of the water for me. It wasn't all of the Madonna songs, although their version of Express Yourself was fantastic (not to mention the shot-for-shot remake of Vogue). This episode, more than any previous ones, really tackled gender relationships and the sexual pressure that teens feel, and did it in a way that wasn't fake or moralistic. Girls feel all kinds of pressure and carry all sorts of cultural baggage that teenage boys (and often men) cannot or will not understand. From how to be feminine yet strong to assertive yet meek to sexually adventurous yet pure, Glee really delved into these issues. At one point, the boys actually read a piece about how it's ok for women to dress like men but not for men to dress like women, because there' something inherently not as good about being a woman.Three different characters were making decisions about losing their virginity in this episode. They didn't all make the same decision and they all had mixed up feelings, because sexuality is complicated and the first time can be a big deal. It's been awhile since I've seen these decisions handled this well on network television.Huge props to Glee for tackling these issues. I wish I knew some 15 year old girls that I could sit down with in some kind of focus group to see what they thought. I hope it made even a small difference in how they see themselves.Watch the Madonna episode here.