Feminism / TV

Saying No to Babyville: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ One of the Few TV Shows to Explore a Childfree Life for Women

For those who haven’t seen the last 2 episodes of HIMYM, be warned. There be SPOILERS ahead! I was ready. Poised to be pissed. For the first half of last week’s How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM), my BF Jeff told me I sat on the couch, scowling perpetually. In the previous episode “The Rebound … Continue reading

Feminism

Frogs, Snails & Puppy-Dogs’ Tails vs. Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice?: “Genderless Baby” & Policing Gender

When I was a young girl, I scoffed at dresses, proudly donning T-shirts and corduroy pants and my Wonder Woman costume.  I played with My Little Ponys as well as Matchbox cars.  When I was 3 years old, I changed my first name to “Girl” and wouldn’t respond to anything else.  While I didn’t want … Continue reading