The Post-Colonial Politics of “Game of Thrones”

The show’s brutal violence reflects on our current reality, not a fictional past.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Camp Is Rooted in Black and Queer Culture

“Camp’s exaggeration is to mock cultural assumptions of proper etiquette, rooted in whiteness.” Read more »

5 Powerful Lessons Arya Stark Teaches about Surviving Trauma

Arya Stark’s darkness is not minimized or sugarcoated. Read more »

A Girl Has Sex: Three Cheers for Arya Stark’s Sex Scene

Given Arya’s recent past, this might be the most wholesome thing she’s done in a while. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Jenny McCarthy’s “Charity” Is Selling Dangerous Misinformation about Autism

Not only is this misinformation dangerous, it’s also extremely profitable. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Rejecting Harvey Weinstein Hurt Lena Headey’s Career

Headey had previously spoken out about Weinstein’s sexual harassment in 2017. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: How Elderly Patients Get Left Behind by #MeToo

Elderly and disabled patients experience high rates of sexual assault and abuse that are often dismissed. Read more »

Making a Better, Smarter “Strong Female Character”

From Orphan Black to Game of Thrones, tough and flawed women are complicating the “strong female character” trope.  Read more »

Backtalk: Game of Thrones & xoJane

This week, we talk about burning down the patriarchy in Game of Thrones and how the show’s female characters have evolved this season. Then, we discuss the desctructive clickbait culture seen in many online outlets—most specifically, xoJane, which published an... Read more »

When Does a Guilty Pleasure Become Too Guilty?

In Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark is trapped in an abusive marriage with a powerful villain.  We all have our guilty pleasures. Some of us like to binge-watch old episodes of Sex and the City, other people indulge in low-budget horror movies or ultra-cheesy... Read more »

Don’t Hate on Sansa Stark’s Powerful Femininity

The reasons Sansa Stark’s so hated are somewhat bizarre because they’re the very things that make her such a fascinating, strong, and powerful character. Read more »