Feminism / Films / TV

Abortion Depictions in Pop Culture: Why “Reproduction and Abortion Week” At ‘Bitch Flicks’ Is So Crucial

Abortion is healthcare — a routine, normal and legal medical procedure. 1 in 3 women will get an abortion in her lifetime. Yet we rarely witness film and TV characters obtaining an abortion or even talking about abortion. It’s “Reproduction and Abortion Week” at Bitch Flicks (my virtual home away from home!). All week-long, the … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

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

Feminism / TV

With a Complex Black Female Protagonist Created by a Black Female Showrunner, I’m Rooting for ‘Scandal’

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. I love Grey’s Anatomy. Is it melodramatic? Absolutely. But it’s dramatic storylines, sharp dialogue and diverse cast have hooked me from the very first episode. So when I discovered writer, producer, showrunner Shonda Rhimes created Scandal, a political thriller TV series revolving around a woman of color, I knew I … Continue reading

Feminism / Films / TV

Actor Ashley Judd Takes On Bodysnarking Media

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. After media speculation over her allegedly “puffy face” caused a “viral media frenzy,” actor Ashley Judd decided to speak out against the media’s misogynistic accusations. Beyond her career as an actor, Judd is a humanitarian and philanthropist, a global ambassador for YouthAIDS and a Harvard graduate. The feminist activist — … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

‘Best Friends Forever’ TV Series Focuses on Two Female Friends, Which Must Infuriate Sexist ‘Two and a Half Men’ Creator

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. “Hey, you always have a choice when it comes to your vagina.” So says Lennon on NBC’s new sitcom that premiered last night, Best Friends Forever. And yes, you do have a choice, when it comes to vaginas and other things. So should you choose to watch the new female-fronted … Continue reading