Feminism / TV

‘Mad Men’ Week at Bitch Flicks!

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 get your Mad Men fix at Bitch Flicks. Co-founded by the phenomenal duo Amber Leab … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

The Feminine Mystique? A Feminist Flashback Review of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. When I was young, my mom raised me on classic films: Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Great Escape, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  I fondly remember watching Elizabeth Taylor on-screen.  Hollywood royalty, we often think of her arresting beauty, numerous marriages, struggle with alcohol, philanthropy and perfume commercials.  It’s easy to … Continue reading

Feminism / Films / TV

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

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 Big Girls Don’t Cry, her book chronicling the 2008 election and specifically, Hillary Clinton. Traister … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Even Angels Fall: ‘Something Borrowed’ Reduces Women to Stereotypes of Good Girls & Bad Girls

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. I’m usually no fan of chick flicks romantic comedies or chick lit women’s commercial fiction (god I hate the infantilizing term “chick”). While I enjoy romance, I cringe over the vapid dialogue, shallow characters, the reinforcing of stereotypical gender roles, the obsession over men, getting married and finding The One. … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Snow White Meets The Terminator: ‘Hanna’ is a Modern-Day Fairy Tale Featuring a Fearless Female Assassin

Once upon a time, I anxiously awaited to see the film Hanna.  I’ve been eager to see it ever since I read about it at Women and Hollywood almost a year ago.  I’m often excited to watch movies featuring women and girls due to the dearth of female characters depicted in films.  But my feminist radar … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

I Don’t Give a Damn About My Reputation: Is Hit-Girl from ‘Kick-Ass’ a Feminist’s Friend or Foe?

This past Saturday night, I went on a date to see Kick-Ass, the new film based on Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.‘s comic books about superheroes with no superhero powers.  As a self-proclaimed nerd and comic-book lover, I chose the film (much to my date’s delight) as I’ve been itching to see it ever … Continue reading