Feminism / Films / TV

Dick Jokes, Sexual Harassment & Women’s Empowerment: Gender & Sexism at the 2012 Golden Globes

As a feminist blogger and self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado, I watch awards shows looking out for sexism and rooting for women to win awards. The Golden Globes, which aired Sunday night, is rowdy and unpredictable…due to copious amounts of alcohol the actors imbibe. With awards shows, movies, TV series – pretty much everything I watch … Continue reading

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5 Domestic Violence Myths I Learned Still Exist From Watching ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Even if you don’t watch trashy reality TV, you probably know socialite Taylor Armstrong, from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH), survived domestic violence. Within the past couple weeks, RHOBH aired episodes involving an intervention with Taylor about her abusive marriage. I cringe at the thought of people knowing I watch the Real Housewives. … Continue reading

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Death Does Not Become Her: TV Show ‘Grimm’s Marketing Campaign Seemingly Glorifies Femicide

I usually don’t write about trailers for upcoming films or TV series. But taking a cue from my fave feminist media sites Bitch Flicks and Women and Hollywood, I’m beginning to think I need to in order to call out all the misogynistic bullshit I keep seeing. For the past few weeks, I’ve seen disturbing … Continue reading

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Warriors & Peacemakers: Innovative PBS Documentary Series ‘Women, War and Peace’ Explores Women’s Role in Conflict

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. As crystallized in the coverage of the North African revolutions, journalists, media pundits and the public often forget women’s participation in conflict and security. When people discuss war, they often don’t take women or gender into account. Women become the forgotten collateral. Yet they consistently play a pivotal role. Women govern and … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

The Feminist / Sexist See-Saw Ride of the 2011 Emmys

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. Some assert women fare better on television than in films; more complex roles, feminist issues explored. With some feminist series receiving nominations – Parks & Rec, Mad Men, The Killing, Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife – I hoped the Emmys awards show might reflect its nominees. Well, it did…and didn’t. The … Continue reading

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Emmy Week 2011 at Bitch Flicks: Why Steely Homicide Detective Sarah Linden of ‘The Killing’ Is So Refreshing

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Who killed Rosie Larsen? This is the pivotal question that motivates The Killing. While a murder mystery, the true catalyst of the show resides in the nuanced characters, particularly steely homicide detective Sarah Linden. Often I lament the gender inequity in films and TV shows, bemoaning their flagrant displays of … Continue reading