Why #ShameOnShonda Is Bullshit

This morning, there was grumbling on my twitter timeline about the storyline of last night's episode of Grey's Anatomy. A hashtag, #ShameOnShonda, had been started in protest of what was perceived as a stigmatization of mothers with post-partum depression, or PPD. In the story, a black woman had driven her two… » 1/30/15 3:26pm Friday 3:26pm

This Year In White Feminism: Greatest Hits of 2014 (Part Two)

And we're back with Part Two! This year was so awash with white feminist fuckery that I had to compile two lists! Isn't that just delightful fun? Thankfully I'm in a pretty good mood today because I finally got my copy of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist and there's very little that can bring me down, but this post is… » 12/29/14 7:37pm 12/29/14 7:37pm

This Year In White Feminism: Greatest Hits of 2014 (Part One)

In January, I wrote a monster essay defining the way I use the term "white feminism." A phenomenon that goes by many names, white feminism is essentially the practice of centering the issues that disproportionately affect white, middle-class western women, while specifically and intentionally excluding or ignoring the… » 12/27/14 12:50pm 12/27/14 12:50pm

For Feminists Who Resort To Racism When Slut Shaming Is Not Enough

White Feminists, we need to have a chat about this unruly beast we call feminism, and the intersection of race and sexuality. I like to assume that you mean well, but you've been fucking up quite a bit in the last few months, and I think it's my duty as your presumptive sister-in-arms to do some minor course… » 12/17/14 10:16am 12/17/14 10:16am

On Using GoneGirl As An Excuse For Misogynistic "Fear"

Recently I decided to break my standing rule about going to see movie adaptations blind, and went to see the Gone Girl move without having read the book. I had a vague idea of the plot from the book's reputation, but for the most part, I didn't know the story going in. Ever since then, I've spent a lot of time… » 11/14/14 1:14pm 11/14/14 1:14pm

So About Lena Dunham...

Don't know if you guys missed this the other day, but Luvvie gives a great rundown of why Lena's "weird story" about poking around in her sister's vagina is not cute, but possibly abusive. She hits on all the points I thought of as I watched it unfold on twitter, especially about Lena's apparent inability to grant her… » 11/02/14 10:01pm 11/02/14 10:01pm

Examinig Dr. Algernon Edwards On Cinemax's #TheKnick

If there's any show you need to catch up on this summer, Cinemax's The Knick is it. Set at the titular Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900's New York, the show centers on a group of surgeons working at the turn of the century, using the era's boom in technological advancements to refine and improve their craft, and… » 9/29/14 10:51am 9/29/14 10:51am