Turning 20

Revenge of the Nerd: “Dawson’s Creek” and the Nice Guy Trope

Dawson is an early prototype of the Woke Misogynist. Read more »

Bobby Hill for President: We Still Need “King of the Hill” 20 Years Later

Bobby Hill is a feminist token of resilience. Read more »

“Titanic” and the Power of Women Choosing Their Own Destinies

The sinking ship sold the film, but Rose’s journey is its most indelible legacy. Read more »

The Final Girl Is Still as White as Ever

A Final Girl’s whiteness is unchangeable. Read more »

“Romy and Michele” Is Still a Powerful Ode to Female Friendships

Without Romy and Michele, we wouldn’t have Bridesmaids or Mean Girls. Read more »

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Empowered Women By Tapping into Ancestral Forces

It’s through magic that Willow Rosenberg gains an unparalleled confidence and power that eventually rivals even Buffy Summers’s own superhero nature. When brute strength and even brains fail (as they often do), it is magic that saves the Scoobies time and time again.  Read more »

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Celebrated the Joy of Female Power

Despite her petite frame, Buffy can turn around and kick the bad guy’s ass. Her diminutive size is a fake-out. Such assumptions about girls and girl power work as sneak-attack feminism throughout the series, teaching politics about bodily autonomy through superheroism. Read more »

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Taught the Value of Female Aggression

Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed me that aggressiveness is an important part of a woman’s personality, something she could not be whole without. Read more »