Rereading Harry Potter: 10 Questions I Have About The Magical World

Because I'm a dirty cheater, I'm rereading the Harry Potter series in order to meet my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal for this year. (Too lazy to hit the library for new books!) I reread the novels every year, but this is the first time I've really been reading with a critical eye. I sped through both Philosopher's… » 7/23/14 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am

Tropes vs Women: "Ruby Sparks" As The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

You may have heard that Nathan Rabin, the writer who coined the term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" and named the trope apologized last week for doing so, saying: » 7/22/14 11:02am 7/22/14 11:02am

Random Thoughts on the Coverage of Lebron's Announcement

Just putting this up for discussion, since I fully admit to only understanding what's happing re: Le Bron about 40-45%, but this story, weirdly reminded me of this one from earlier this year. » 7/12/14 2:27pm 7/12/14 2:27pm

A Feminist Character ≠ A Character Who Is A Feminist: Examining Claire…

As far as I can tell, there's a stark difference between a "feminist character" and a "character who is a feminist." While there certainly can be overlap, there rarely even seems to be, and I can't understand why there seems to be so much confusion. » 6/25/14 6:04am 6/25/14 6:04am

Let's Talk About Robin Thicke's Manipulative Ploy To "Get Her Back"

By now, most people know that serial boundary pusher Robin Thicke is reluctantly single, and in the middle of a full on media blitz to prove contrition for the unnamed offenses that drove away his lady love, actress Paula Patton. Said media blitz is supposedly meant to "Get Her Back", as indicated by the lead single… » 6/23/14 1:50pm 6/23/14 1:50pm

10 Things I Want To See In Season 2 of #OITNB

If you are a rational person alive today then you are likely beyond excited for the season 2 premiere of Netflix's Orange Is The New Black tomorrow morning. Since the freshman premiered season last July, the show has been lauded for it's revolutionary depiction of women, and for good reason. As my favourite culture… » 6/05/14 5:05pm 6/05/14 5:05pm