I can tell you what it did for them. It encouraged them, probably more than any other show, to view promiscuity and a vacuous, materialistic, singleton lifestyle of using men to be 'cool' and acceptable. It made them buy into the illusion that they could sleep around and live a 'party-girl' lifestyle during their 20s and 30s and still get an alpha male to marry them in their 40s.
Someone added in a great comment at the end:
"I think if some women feel "empowered" by a fictional TV show, they need to have a good look at where they are getting their sustenance for life.
A.N, London, UK"