September 2009

Weighing in on Polanski

30 September, 2009 // 6 Comments

So, a lot of people are talking about Roman Polanski right now, and one could reasonably argue that I don’t really need to add my voice to the din. I’ve linked to some good commentaries from people I greatly respect, and they have pretty ...

What You Deserve

29 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

There’s nothing more tragic, to me, than hanging on to clothes which don’t fit you. Or, even more tragic, buying clothes which don’t fit you in the first place. If you look through the steamer trunk I stash most of my clothes in, ...

Ineffectual

28 September, 2009 // 2 Comments

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, and I mentioned that I didn’t really fathom the activities of trolls who spend an amazing amount of time crafting long-winded hate-filled diatribes and posting them in my comments, ...

Why Inclusionary Language Matters

27 September, 2009 // 33 Comments

Read a Czech translation of this post, done by Vera! I was saddened but unsurprised recently to encounter a discussion on a feminist website in which commenters were bemoaning the appearance of content about race, gender, disability, class, and ...

Dollhouse: Vows

26 September, 2009 // 3 Comments

I’m going to go ahead and quote the im I sent to Tristan when I finished this episode: “ok, that was tight.” And it was. Dollhouse is back, baby, and it’s back with the good bits and not the bad ones, from the new opening ...

Felinity and Femininity

26 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some loosely organized thoughts on the association between cats and women in Western culture, and its larger implications. (Being a feminist with cats, you know I had to talk about this eventually.) I think I have a thesis somewhere here, but ...

Bones: The Bond in the Boot

25 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

So, before I talk about “The Bond in the Boot,” I have to admit to an antifeminist guilty pleasure. I love James Bond. I own the deluxe edition of the complete Bond, and I bust it out on regular occasions. I’ve also read a fair ...

FlashForward: No More Good Days

25 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

FlashForward is probably one of the more anticipated new shows this fall; ABC is clearly introducing it to get people interested in a new show now that Lost is about to end and they’ve seen that this kind of programming attracts fans. The ...

Glee: Preggers

24 September, 2009 // 4 Comments

Laura at Adventures of a Young Feminist also has reviewed “Preggers,” and you might want to check her take out (it includes a recap, which I am too lazy to do). So, let’s talk about “Preggers.” I will say this for Glee: ...
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