Yes, Uhura rocks. And yes, she asserts her agency. But no matter how opinionated, smart and fabulous she is, the gains made by Uhura begin to erode when you factor in the incessant sexism swarming around.
Looking at Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead,’ is there less sexism than last season’s appalling anti-abortion storyline with Lori’s pregnancy? Did the addition of badass Michonne change the gender dynamics?
While many women orchestrate machinations behind the scenes, no woman is openly a leader, boldly challenging patriarchy to rule. Except for one. Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen.
Exciting news!! The awesome Avital Norman Nathman interviewed me for Ms. Magazine’s blog in an article”The Femisphere: Foodies and Food Politics,” profiling feminist food bloggers. Huzzah!!
Are the Academy Awards sexist? How feminist are this year’s Best Picture nominees? Do they pass the Bechdel Test? Here’s why looking at gender and feminism in Oscar-nominated films matters.
With her female-centric tour-de-force, Kathryn Bigelow has been praised & condemned. People question whether the film endorses torture (calling Bigelow “torture’s handmaiden”) or merely depicts torture. It raises complex questions on gender dynamics & the War on Terror.
Originally published at Bitch Flicks. When I saw Argo in the theatre, I wasn’t really expecting to have a whole lot to say regarding gender in the film. In the majority of the trailer, all you see is men, men, brief glimpse of the women, and more men. Did Argo reaffirm my fears of making …