Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls
Feminism / TV

Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Politics in Film & TV Week. When I grow up, I want to be Leslie Knope. It’s no secret I love Parks and Rec. A female-fronted series with a hilarious ensemble cast that’s the most feminist show on TV? C’mon, how could I not? … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

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

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 – I hoped the Emmys awards show might reflect its nominees. Well, it did…and didn’t. The … Continue reading