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

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Girls’ and ‘Sex and the City’ Both Handle Abortion With Humor

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Vacillating between vitriolic condemnation and laudable praise, Lena Dunham’s Girls has dominated pop culture dialogue. I eagerly anticipated the series premiere. Yes, the show depicts economically privileged characters. Yes, the incredibly white and homogenous cast should be more diverse. And yes, staff … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Advocates Abortion and Reproductive Rights

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Abortion is healthcare — a routine, normal and legal medical procedure. Yet most films and TV don’t ever broach the subject. Their characters don’t get abortions, people don’t talk about abortion. That’s why I’m thrilled about Christina Yang’s abortion storyline on Grey’s … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘American Horror Story’ Demonizes Abortion and Suffers from the Mystical Pregnancy Trope

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.“ ———- Warning: if you have not watched all of American Horror Story Season 1, there are massive spoilers ahead! American Horror Story co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk wanted to create a TV series that truly scared people. And they’ve definitely succeeded … Continue reading