The show's main issue is that despite having a cast of ten girls, execs are worried about boys not tuning in. That's why they push the whole Lincoln and Clyde friendship thing so much. Also, the show still gives off some vibes about girls that don't sit right with me.
Like how they're all obsessed with the mall, which would be fine if Lincoln was, too, there's every reason for him too, but he's not, because he's a boy. And they're girls. Or while Lincoln has been at fault more than a few times, it's sending a message to show all the girls as a collective group on one side and him on the other. Never has one or more sisters broken off and taken his side. And the reason that separation is bad is because the staff explicitly stressed that it wasn't a boys vs girls show. It's just not healthy. Like, remember when Rosie O' Donnell left The View and the last straw for her was when the TV went into split-screen to show an argument between "friends", pitting them as enemies? Yeah, exactly like that. An episode called "Brawl In The Family" is TERRIBLE for this because it refers to this "sister fight protocol" which shows that girls are irrational and crazy and have to set unreasonable rules and boundaries before they calm down. Coming from a writing staff that all pitch in on episodes, half of which are women and the man who wrote the episode is gay. What on EARTH is goin on in the writers' room? There has to be a better way of goin about this and making the girls REAL characters. They're 2/3 of the way there, great designs, great voices... now we just need consistency.