Feminism / Films

“I’m Not Running, I’m Choosing”: ‘Pariah’ and Gender Performance

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Warning: spoilers ahead!! “Who do you become if you can’t be yourself?” Pariah, my absolute favorite film of 2011, tackles that question. Written and directed by Dee Rees and produced by Nekisa Cooper, the powerful, award-winning Pariah tells the story of Alike (Adepero Oduye in an astounding performance), a 17-year-old … Continue reading


Infographic on LGBTQ Rights & Laws By State Simultaneously Fascinating and Horrifying

I stumbled upon this intriguing infographic on Sociological Images originating at The Guardian. It details LGBTQ rights in the U.S. by region and state. If you visit The Guardian (and you definitely should), the graphic is interactive, allowing you to hover over each state for more stats and info. I’m delighted that more and more … Continue reading