Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / TV / Women and Gender

Actor Loretta Devine’s Appalling Defense of Chris Brown’s Domestic Abuse of Rihanna

I have to admit, I’m pretty much addicted to Bravo. I especially adore the adorbs Andy Cohen and his nightly talk show Watch What Happens Live. While the show is great for a silly laugh, I was disturbed by something that happened last week. Last Tuesday, Cohen asked guest Loretta Devine about Chris Brown since … Continue reading

Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Music / Women and Gender

Rihanna Might Not Care What You Think About Her Contact with Chris Brown But It Affects Perceptions of Domestic Violence

You might have been pissed Rihanna reunited with Chris Brown professionally (I know I was) or that rumors about their romantic reunion continue to swirl. But Rihanna’s not apologizing for getting back in touch (and staying in touch) with her ex-boyfriend and domestic violence abuser. She’s going to do what she pleases. In May’s issue … Continue reading

Films / Women and Gender

Women & Gender at the 2012 Indie Spirit Awards

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. So I groaned the moment I discovered Seth Rogen was hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, which aired last Saturday night on IFC. I mean, after his shitshow appearance at the Golden Globes, making that sexual harassment comment to Kate Beckinsale on-stage, I’m all set with him. When announcer director John … Continue reading