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A Big Feminist Yep to Leslie Knope

The general consensus at the end of Parks and Recreation last season was that the show was a sometimes funny, sometimes not, could be better Office knockoff (which was itself a knockoff). Well, times have changed. It’s a new season for... Read more »

Tube Tied: David Letterman Cheats, Women Shrug

Other than Jon, by and large, I have never been much of a watcher of late-night TV.  This is no doubt a function of my demographic.  I'm too young - I grew up post-Carson.   I'm also entirely too cynical to enjoy most celebrity interviews, because much of the time I'm thinking, "It's really bizarre... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

Ah, the weekend. A time to unwind and have some fun. This particular weekend, I am in New York for my friends’ wedding . And you know what the best way to celebrate a wedding (or any special occasion, really) is, don’t you? With LOLz, of course!!! The first special occasion we’re... Read more »

New short film is cute, quirky, and candid. And it's about abortion.

Quiz: Is this still from... a) Jenny Slate's new short Eff-You you Effing Eff-wad? b) a promo from the 2009 Quirkfest Filmfest? or c) Juno II: All Grown Up? It's actually from Obvious Child, a short film by Gillian Robespierre which combines a little of all of the above, but with one... Read more »

Tube Tied: I Love Dexter And I Don't Care

The fourth season of Dexter premiered this Sunday, and I was rather more excited about it than I would like to admit.  I started watching back in the day because it was Michael C. Hall, and I was a Six Feet Under fan from waaaaayyy back, and I made it my business to ensure that the wonderful actors... Read more »

Drinking Like Mad Women

In a world where feminism means a zillion different things to a zillion different people, there is really only one thing that it seems we feminists can agree on these days. That thing? That Mad Men is f#@$ing awesome. We love it. Feminist blogs... Read more »

The Body Electric: On "9" and Its Canvas-Bodied Heroes

  Though I appreciated and enjoyed "Wall-E," I took issue with the baffling insistence of the filmmakers to gender the robots. A love story between machines is an interesting prospect with very queer implications, but clearly signaling gender seems like a counterintuitive safeguarding against an... Read more »

Tube Tied: Is Lost... Lost When It Comes to Women?

Here's my transparent attempt to segue into an untimely essay about Lost (which won't premiere until January but my guestblogging stint ends next week): the promos for Flashforward were so ubiquitous - I first remember seeing one after the Lost finale in May - that I found myself watching it... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

It’s finally here, the moment you’ve been waiting for all week long. No, we’re not talking about tonight’s episode of Mad Men (but omg what is going to happen to Joan?), we’re talking about FEMINIZT LOLZ!!! Why? Because LOLz are watching even when we aren’t.... Read more »

Tube Tied: Eastwick Has Got Some Seriously Empowerful Witches, Y'all

I'll admit that I only really tuned into Eastwick out of a sense of national duty - Paul Gross, like me, is Canadian, and I feel he is owed some serious cash for his talents, wasted though they might be on American network television.  (Canadian television has no such riches on offer.)  Gross was... Read more »

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »

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 »