TV

For Realz?: Coming Up....

Because of sweeps, it's a little bit of a lull in reality TV land the past few weeks, since a bunch of shows are either about to end (American Idol, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, ANTM, Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice, Hell's Kitchen) or just about to begin (Bachelorette, So You Think You Can... Read more »

30 Rock and Liz Lemon and Feminism - Oh Blurg!

From her television appearance as a phone sex operator to her penchant for night cheese, 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon has provided a lot of laughs this season. Since the season finale of 30 Rock airs tonight on NBC, this seems like as good of a time as any to... Read more »

For Realz?: Reluctantly Liking RHONY Alex

I have yet another reality TV confession for you -- out of all the Real Housewives of New York City, I think I like Alex McCord the best. The vaguely superior-acting social climbery one... Read more »

Timberlake Double Feature: Fake Boobs and Motherlovers

Former boy band-er and current Michael Jackson wannabe (hey, I love him, but he’s no King of Pop) Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend. While funny, a few of these JT SNL (omg acronyms!) sketches are crying out for a bit... Read more »

For Realz?: Why Do I Always Root For Females?

Okay, I didn't like Cara and Jaime very much either, what with all the ugly American behavior all season, but why can't an all-female team win the... Read more »

Argentinian Banco Provincia Makes Change

Argentinian Banco Provincia is attempting to blow minds, y'all. In what might be the first mainstream commercial to normalize transpeople, this minute-long television spot shows the Argentinian bank not just acknowledging transpeople's non-stereotypical existence, but making the statement that... Read more »

Ms. Taken = Puke In My Mouth

At first, when I heard there was a video out there in response to the SNL/Lonely Island’s Pet Shop Boys-esque “Jizz In My Pants” that was calling itself a “ladies’ response”, I was psyched. I love when funny ladies do things! And think... Read more »

For Realz?: In the Middle of the First Episode of The Fashion Show

Okay, as your feminist reality TV blogger, I was so excited by this exchange on Bravo's new Project Runway ripoff The Fashion Show that I had to stop watching in the middle so I could run down and put up this post! Click read for the rest of... Read more »

For Realz?: Jon Minus Kate

I’ve only watched a couple episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8, the TLC reality TV show hit with the family raising 8 year old twins and 5 year old sextuplets, and should say... Read more »

For Realz?: Supermodel Self-Delusion

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I completely mindlessly accepted that, on Bravo's Make Me A Supermodel, the modeling industry would require size 2 female model Salome to... Read more »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »