Tube Tied: Criticizing and Feminizing--Last Thoughts on Feminism and Television

Well, my time here has come to an end, just in time for the new season of 30 Rock to premiere and me to consequently be able to get my Tina Fey on without thinking to myself, "Why do they keep implying there's something wrong with Liz!  Liz is awesome!  I call misogyny!  Why does Scott Adsit's wife... Read more »

Sarah Haskins: Fashion Expert on the Rachel Maddow Show

By now maybe you’ve heard of Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton’s contract being terminated because she was “too fat.” (And all this after she was... Read more »

Tube Tied: Regarding Joan

Sorry for so much Mad Men, but as my blogging stint approaches its end, I wanted to complete my little triad on the women of Mad Men - and I'm a little worried lately about Joan.   I'm worried because the last time we saw her she was no longer wearing that hairpiece and her walk was more tentative... Read more »

R.I.P. Captain Lou Albano: Feminist Antiheroes 'R' Good Enough

This morning, professional wrestler, Cyndi Lauper video star, and feminist antihero Captain Lou Albano passed away at the age of 76. For you youngsters out there who may not be familiar with Captain Lou (or even for... Read more »

Sm{art}: Elle Martini leaves you wanting more..

I met her in the backyard. She was soaking up the sun, wishing it would never set. She greeted me with excitement, her energy radiating. When she spoke I could sense she was a strong woman that had worked hard for what she had. I quickly learned that she was a Portland-based writer &... Read more »

Come on Down to South Park and Watch Some Feminist Episodes!

Now that The Simpsons has sold feminism the fuck out, I’d like to give props to one cartoon I can still count on. I’m talking about South Park, which, after 14 seasons, still offers up some of the... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Technically Difficult Edition

It’s like The View except we all believe Roman Polanski is a rapist. Lend your ears to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Listen in as Kjerstin, Jonanna, and Kelsey discuss the recent sexual transgressions... Read more »

The Body Electric: Why Kurt From "Glee" Is My TV Hero

My girlfriend and I often discuss how "Glee" is the campiest show on television--and much like its subject--its rosy perspective on the empowering potential of "show choir" is simultaneously refreshingly earnest and completely fantastic. In fact, "Glee" feels like a queer, television version of... Read more »

Don Draper: The Most Influential Fake Man of 2009

Yesterday, my bf emailed me an article from the consistently obnoxious and terrible men’s site Apparently, the hard-hitting journalists working over there were interested in determining the... Read more »

Tube Tied: Pete Campbell Is A Rapist

Pete Campbell is a rapist.  On Sunday night's episode, he met a young au pair living in his building and helped her out of a difficult situation with her employers.  He propositioned her; she refused.  Later that evening, undeterred, he knocked on her door, forced her to let him in to avoid a scene... Read more »


What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »