TV

In ‘Women, War & Peace’s ‘I Came to Testify’ Brave Bosnian Women Speak Out About Surviving Rape as a Weapon of War

Posted on October 13, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

When we discuss war and security, we don’t often explore its ramifications on women. Rape and sexual assault are common threats women face globally. But of all the artillery and tactics soldiers use, we rarely think of rape as a … Continue reading →

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Warriors & Peacemakers: Innovative PBS Documentary Series ‘Women, War and Peace’ Explores Women’s Role in Conflict

Posted on October 4, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. As crystallized in the coverage of the North African revolutions, journalists, media pundits and the public often forget women’s participation in conflict and security. When people discuss war, they often don’t take women or gender into account. … Continue reading →

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The Feminist / Sexist See-Saw Ride of the 2011 Emmys

Posted on September 20, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. Some assert women fare better on television than in films; more complex roles, feminist issues explored. With some feminist series receiving nominations – Parks & Rec, Mad Men, The Killing, Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife – … Continue reading →

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Emmy Week 2011 at Bitch Flicks: Why Steely Homicide Detective Sarah Linden of ‘The Killing’ Is So Refreshing

Posted on September 15, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Who killed Rosie Larsen? This is the pivotal question that motivates The Killing. While a murder mystery, the true catalyst of the show resides in the nuanced characters, particularly steely homicide detective Sarah Linden. Often … Continue reading →

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Emmy Week at Bitch Flicks!

Posted on September 8, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Awards shows often overlook women’s contributions in media and the arts. Except of course for the categories specifically designated for them, such as Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress. That’s why I’m thrilled Bitch Flicks is currently showcasing an Emmy … Continue reading →

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‘Mad Men’ Week at Bitch Flicks!

Posted on August 30, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I don’t know about you, Mad Men Fans, but I’m not sure I can wait until 2012 for the stellar show’s return! While we ache for Peggy’s feminist badassery, Don’s incessant “What’s?,” Pete Campbell’s douchebaggery and Joan’s all-around awesomeness…you can … Continue reading →

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The Warrior Princess and the Beast: A Look at Two Strong Female Dancers & Their Feminist Repertoire on SYTYCD

Posted on August 12, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Last night, I watched the Season 8 finale of So You Think You Can Dance. After weeks of battling it out onstage, it all came down to the two best dancers of the season, Sasha and Melanie. As I previously … Continue reading →

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Guest Post: Straight Girl on Girl: How Fetishizing Woman on Woman for Men Objectifies Women & Trivializes Lesbians

Posted on August 3, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Written by Seren Pendleton-Knoll. Originally published at Bright Light Thinking. Re-printed with permission. A few days ago, NBC’s show “Community” posted a picture on their Facebook fanpage of their two female leads being featured in GQ. An incredibly sexy photo, … Continue reading →

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Dancing Queen: How Dance Evokes Feminism and Female Empowerment

Do feminism and dance go together? Film, literature, sculpture, paintings and music can all be feminist or reveal a feminist message. Can artists convey feminism through the power of dance? I’ve been mulling over these thoughts when I watch So … Continue reading →

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V Does Not Mark the Spot: How Summer’s Eve’s Sexist & Racist Ads Get Female Empowerment Wrong

Posted on July 25, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I am more than my vagina.  Yep, it’s true.  While my va-jay-jay is pretty fabulous, the power I feel in being a woman doesn’t come from what’s between my legs.  But if you’ve watched the latest Summer’s Eve feminine care … Continue reading →

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Here There Be Sexism?: ‘Game of Thrones’ and Gender

Posted on June 20, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

When I watched the premiere of Game of Thrones, I almost choked on all the rampant misogyny.  I kept watching, lured by the premise and intrigued by the complex plots, curious if things for women would improve.  Throughout the first … Continue reading →

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Guest Post: So This Feminist Walks Into a Bar: On Feminism and Humor

Posted on June 3, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Written by Christina Black.  Originally published at Fem2pt0.  Reprinted with permission. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the role of humor in feminism – and feminism’s role in the face of offensive humor. Rebecca Traister made an interesting point in … Continue reading →

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Guest Post: On Rape, the Media, and the New York Times Clusterfuck

Posted on May 5, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Written by Stephanie Rogers.  Originally published at Bitch Flicks.  Reprinted with permission. On Tuesday, March 8, the New York Times published an article by James C. McKinley Jr. titled, “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.” Eighteen men held down an 11-year-old … Continue reading →

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A History of Violence: Why We Don’t Care About Charlie Sheen’s Violent Treatment of Women

Posted on March 14, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

TigerBlood. Winning. Warlock edict.  These words, derived from Charlie Sheen’s frenetic rants have seeped into our lexicon.  He even has a new tour (WTF?!) entitled (wait for it) “Violent Torpedo of Truth,” which set a new record selling out in … Continue reading →

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Move Over Bacon, Now There’s Something Leaner: Oprah and Her Staff “Lean Into” a Vegan Diet

Posted on February 2, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Going vegan; a lifestyle that raises curiosity and questions.  With numerous cookbooks and celebs, more people than ever are wondering what’s so great about being vegan.  No stranger to food politics, Oprah has championed for food awareness ever since she … Continue reading →

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There Ain’t No Easy Way Out: MTV’s “No Easy Decision” Features Teens Choosing Abortion & Bravely Sharing Stories

Posted on December 29, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

People feel a range of emotions and hold a wide swath of opinions when it comes to abortion.  But even amongst some who consider themselves pro-choice, they may not wish to discuss teens and abortion.  While we’re starting to see … Continue reading →

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License to Kill: Sarah Palin Shoots a Caribou on TV, Accuses Those Who Eat Meat & Oppose Hunting of Hypocrisy

Posted on December 13, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay so everyone’s favorite political villain…yes, Sarah Palin, I’m talking to you…is in the media yet AGAIN.  A new TV show on TLC, on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People TV special, supposedly rigging daughter Bristol’s Dancing with the Stars … Continue reading →

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Courage Under Fire: Documentary of Dr. Tiller’s Assassination Shows Violence Abortion Providers Must Face

Posted on October 29, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

What would you do if every day, going to work was maneuvering through a war zone?  How would you feel if just doing your job meant facing constant threats, harassment and violence?  For many doctors, nurses and staff who work … Continue reading →

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Guest Post: Let’s Get This Straight: A Perm vs. A Natural

Posted on October 21, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

This post was reprinted with permission and originally posted on the blog Cocktails and Cognac: Candid Conversations About Love and Relations. I’m sure all of you have seen this because it has been EVERYWHERE on the net but it’s worth … Continue reading →

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Is ‘Mad Men’ the Most Feminist Show on TV?

Posted on October 20, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

So I’m arriving very late to the ‘Mad Men‘ party.  But due to the urgings of my boyfriend Jeff and my girlfriends Lauren and Sarah H., I finally succumbed to its siren song and watched the show.  Beginning an extended … Continue reading →

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Can the Lack of Women in Comedy Be Attributed to Sexism?

Posted on July 16, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Why are there fewer women than men in comedy?  Where are all of the female comedians and writers?  Is comedy a sexist industry?  When talking about comedy, comedian Wanda Sykes once said, “…I think it’s harder for women because comedy … Continue reading →

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Mean Girls: Cattiness in Media Pits Women Against Each Other

Posted on June 24, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Catfights have always garnered TV ratings and box office dollars.  Last week, Bravo aired the Real Housewives of New York City reunion in 3 parts (I mean seriously, did they really need 3 episodes?!) dishing and rehashing their verbal catfights … Continue reading →

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Gone with the Rue: A Look Back at Actress & Activist Rue McClanahan & ‘Golden Girls’

Posted on June 7, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

A child of the 80s, I grew up watching TV shows like Murder She Wrote and Love Boat.  Living with my grandparents for 6 years clearly influenced my viewing pattern!  But my favorite show of all was Golden Girls.  Humorous … Continue reading →

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