Is Feminism Funnier and Less Serious? How Snarky Feminism Is Making Strides
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Is Feminism Funnier and Less Serious? How Snarky Feminism Is Making Strides

Originally published at Fem2pt0. Is feminism becoming funnier and less serious? Is that a blow to women’s rights? Last month, Slate Double X’s Katie Roiphe wonders “if the era of earnest popular feminism is over.” She declares a new era of “Mockery Feminism,” in which feminists use humor to ridicule sexism. Roiphe bolsters her argument … Continue reading

My Top 6 Favorite Female Empowerment Songs in Musicals
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My Top 6 Favorite Female Empowerment Songs in Musicals

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Women and Gender in Musicals” Theme Week. After reading Lady T’s fabulous post on “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar…ish,” aka songs that appear to empower women but really just signal faux feminism, I started thinking about actual feminist songs of female empowerment. Let me tell … Continue reading

Accidental Feminism in ‘Mary Poppins’
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Accidental Feminism in ‘Mary Poppins’

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Women and Gender in Musicals” Theme Week. “Practically perfect in every way,” declares Mary Poppins, the quirky, assertive and indomitable nanny played with effervescence by stage and screen legend Julie Andrews. For me, that quote could pretty much sum up not only our protagonist but the … Continue reading

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Exciting News!! The Opinioness Is Now a Monthly Contributor to the Weekly Feminist Radio Show ‘Feminist Magazine’

Want to get more of The Opinioness? Ever thought, “Wow, I love her awesome writing but it would be GREAT to hear her opinions via podcast”?? Well, now’s your chance! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now a monthly contributor to Feminist Magazine, a “weekly Southern California radio show of news, views, politics and culture with … Continue reading

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Should We Apply the Bechdel Test to ‘The Avengers’ (Or Any Film For That Matter)? Yes, and Here’s Why

Responding to my post analyzing The Avengers, feminism and failing the Bechdel Test, someone on Bitch Flicks’ Facebook page recently asked why the Bechdel Test should even be applied to The Avengers: “This film had three female characters…that talked at all. Why would the Bechdel Test be applied to this movie? It’s a movie about … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why I Don’t Like the Phrase “The War on Women”

Written by scATX. Originally published at scATX: Speaker’s Corner in the ATX. Cross-posted with permission. In a chat with Garland Grey that was published at Tiger Beatdown this week, I wrote the following about the phrase “The War on Women”: “I feel that even the idea that intersectionality dilutes our message is false and plays into … Continue reading

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Stop Asking, Where Are the Young Feminists? Because They’re Right Here!

Last Thursday, I watched Kathy, Kathy Griffin’s new weekly late night talk show on Bravo. The outspoken comedian, who supports abortion and LGBTQ rights, talked about how she attended the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Anniversary Gala in which she honored her icon Gloria Steinem. While Griffin spoke, the print at the bottom of the … Continue reading