Speaking of Fat Girls

Kate Harding over at Shapely Prose ( has a fabulous response to Oprah and her latest efforts at losing weight ( That's all that happened here. You got fatter. You're still one of the most accomplished women on the planet.... Read more »

Runaway Bunnies

E! wants us to know just how smart the girls of The Girls Next Door are. Their bios at E! Online even include a "Beauty & Brains" section which detail their ambitions and accomplishments (outside of posing nude). But if we're supposed to give the Girls credit for intelligence, autonomy, or... Read more »

2008 Women Film Critics Circle Awards: You're Not Gonna See These Categories at the Oscars...

The Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) have announced their list of 2008 award winners. The WFCC awards recognize films by and about women that reflect the lives of women as well as positive images of women on screen. It's a far more diverse list than anything you're likely to see from other... Read more »

While She Was Out: A Horror/Thriller That's Worth a Look

If you haven't heard about While She Was Out, you're definitely not alone. This low-budget horror/thriller written and directed by Susan Montford opened in just a handful of theaters this weekend, and I was one of the two people who showed up to see it during an opening night showing in NYC. It's... Read more »

Friday Updates: A Girl and Her Dog Edition

What's up with women and film this week? Read more »

The Week in Trailers: One Stripper Drama, A Rom-Com, A Bunch of Terminators, and One Mammoth

The Female Gaze takes a peek at trailers for The Proposal, Powder Blue, Terminator: Salvation and Mammoth... after the jump! Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Marcia Cross

This week the box crushes on one of TV's most entertaining actresses. Marcia Cross has been a guest-spot staple since she made her first television appearance in 1985, but she's best known for playing very different roles on Desperate Housewives and Melrose Place. So which is more fun: an... Read more »

O: No you didn't!

If you are reading this you clearly have access to the internet, and therefore you have most likely read something about Oprah Winfrey's weight gain confession. The jist is this: Oprah weighed 160 pounds two years ago,... Read more »

The Genius Behind American Pie Might Be Directing the Twilight Sequel

More (rumored) news on the Twilight sequel now that Catherine Hardwicke is no longer the director.  Nikki Finke's got an ... Read more »

Bad Boys Too

There's been a lot of talk lately about fictional teen romances setting a bad example for young-lady viewers. Whether the portrayal of a relationship can be deemed "good" for girls seems to rest on the morality of the boy involved. But is falling for a bad boy really anti-feminist? Read more »


"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 »

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 »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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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 »