Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls
Politics / TV / Women and Gender

Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Politics in Film & TV Week. When I grow up, I want to be Leslie Knope. It’s no secret I love Parks and Rec. A female-fronted series with a hilarious ensemble cast that’s the most feminist show on TV? C’mon, how could I not? … Continue reading

Asshat CNN Contributor Erick Erickson Wants to Silence Powerful Women by Reducing Them to Vaginas
Politics / TV / Women and Gender

Asshat CNN Contributor Erick Erickson Wants to Silence Powerful Women by Reducing Them to Vaginas

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Here we go again. Another sexist conservative pundit makes yet another misogynistic slur against women. Douchebag conservative political blogger and commentator Erick Erickson, aka “CNN’s Resident Conservative Jackass,” responded to the DNC’s impressive roster of accomplished women speakers by tweeting this lovely sexist gem: First night of the Vagina Monologues … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

‘True Blood’ Asserts a Pro-Choice Reproductive Rights Message

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. | Warning: If you haven’t seen True Blood, Season 5, Episodes 10 and 11, spoilers ahead!! I’m pretty much hooked on True Blood. A sexy TV show with a female protagonist, female friendship, diverse and complex female characters, dreamy brooding men (eh, vampires) with tortured souls — what’s not to … Continue reading

Films / TV / Women and Gender

Exciting News!! The Opinioness Is Now a Regular Blogger for the Feminist Blog ‘Fem2pt0!’

So you know how I shared with you all that I would have some exciting news to share soon?? Well, I am absolutely thrilled to announce Fem2pt0 has kindly invited me to become a Regular Blogger!! A prestigious feminist blog, Fem2pt0 unites society’s issues with women’s voices. I’m a huge fan of their work as they … Continue reading

LGBTQ / Race / TV / Women and Gender

“All the Pieces Matter”: LGBTQ Characters of Color on ‘The Wire’

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. The Wire is the greatest TV series of all time. Period. Now, I know I’m not really making some bold claim as many, many, many, many critics have professed their unabashed love for the crime drama. No other show has painstakingly depicted the complexities of racism, the inner city and … Continue reading