Happy Galentine’s Day! Why It’s So Important to See Ladies Celebrating Ladies
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / TV

Happy Galentine’s Day! Why It’s So Important to See Ladies Celebrating Ladies

Hey, ladies! It’s that time of year…Happy Galentine’s Day!! If you’re a fan of ‘Parks and Rec’ then you know all about the holiday commemorating female camaraderie…and waffles! Here’s why it’s important to see female friendship in media. Continue reading

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Female Friendship, Madonna/Whore Stereotypes and Rape Culture in ‘West Side Story’
Feminism / Films

Female Friendship, Madonna/Whore Stereotypes and Rape Culture in ‘West Side Story’

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Women and Gender in Musicals” Theme Week. [Trigger warning for rape] | Spoilers ahead West Side Story is one of my absolute favorite musicals. I adore the catchy lyrics, the breathtakingly exquisite choreography and cinematography, the heartbreaking love story. A modern Romeo and Juliet taking place … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

‘Girl in Progress:’ Female-Centric Film Tackles Strained Mother-Daughter Relationships, Single Motherhood & Navigating Adolescence

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. When I was growing up, I never felt like a child. With her continuous string of bad boyfriends, I always felt like I was the one taking care of my single mother and myself. I couldn’t wait to leave home and start a new life. So I can relate to … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Girls’ and ‘Sex and the City’ Both Handle Abortion With Humor

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Vacillating between vitriolic condemnation and laudable praise, Lena Dunham’s Girls has dominated pop culture dialogue. I eagerly anticipated the series premiere. Yes, the show depicts economically privileged characters. Yes, the incredibly white and homogenous cast should be more diverse. And yes, staff … Continue reading

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‘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

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Lena Dunham’s HBO Series ‘Girls’ Preview: Why I Can’t Wait to Watch

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am to see Lena Dunham’s new HBO series Girls. I mean, April 15th…hurry up and get here already damnit! After the first 3 episodes received rave reviews at SXSW, the buzz swirling around the indie darling’s new show has grown even louder. And … Continue reading