Films / Race / TV / Women and Gender

Viola Davis Rules the Night: Women, Race & Gender at the 2012 SAG Awards

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Lately, it seems awards shows vacillate between moments of cringe-inducing sexism and feminist clarity. And the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were no different. Stripped of pomp and circumstance, with no host, the SAG Awards focus strictly on acting in TV and films. As with most media I consume, some parts … Continue reading

Films / TV / Women and Gender

Dick Jokes, Sexual Harassment & Women’s Empowerment: Gender & Sexism at the 2012 Golden Globes

As a feminist blogger and self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado, I watch awards shows looking out for sexism and rooting for women to win awards. The Golden Globes, which aired Sunday night, is rowdy and unpredictable…due to copious amounts of alcohol the actors imbibe. With awards shows, movies, TV series – pretty much everything I watch … Continue reading