Category Archives: Film and televison

Responsibility of comedy writers

Although I had never heard of Graham Linehan before, he’s apparently a writer for some fairly popular UK comedies, including one called The IT Crowd. Now, apparently there was a recent episode of that show that included a sub-plot involving … Continue reading

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Debunking the "profits come first" myth

If you have ever criticized an ad campaign, commercial, or anything that’s even remotely related to marketing for pushing a bigoted viewpoint, you will undoubtedly have come up against the argument that of course the reason the product is being … Continue reading

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Hollywood, please stop shitting on my childhood

While on vacation, I went to see the Fantastic Four movie (the only reason it was worth it was because it was the first move I had seen in theatres in over a year) and had the dubious pleasure to … Continue reading

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Batgirl fights for equal pay!

I knew that there was a reason that I loved Batgirl in the old Batman TV show. Via Feminist Gamers.

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Good Children and Better Women: Lessons Learned from Nanny McPhee

On New Year’s Eve, tekanji and I watched Nanny McPhee, a British fantasy movie for children. In the film, the magical Nanny McPhee comes to the Brown Estate to help Cedric Brown, widower and mortician, manage his seven unruly children, … Continue reading

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Silent Hill Movie

You would think that a movie that has women as the main protagonists would be a progressive step forward in terms of the portrayal of women in film. With Silent Hill, you would be wrong. I went into the movie … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, rape, and domestic violence, Film and televison, Gender issues, Privilege, The Evil -ism's, Video Games | 23 Comments

Video: Damsels, Vixens & Buff Guys: Sexism in Video Games

If you want, you can view the trainwreck of comments here.

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I Was A Teenage Feminist

Has anyone seen this? I hope a local library has it because the individual purchase price is a little steep and it’s not screening anywhere here soon. See a YouTube clip of the documentary here. And here.

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Feminist SF Carnival: 4th Edition

Welcome to the Fourth Edition of the Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans! We’ve got quite a collection here this time, a whole host of topics organized by medium: Comic Books and Novels, Film and Television, and (my … Continue reading

Posted in Carnivals, Blog Against -ism Days, etc., Comics, cartoons, manga, and anime, Feminism, Film and televison, Personal, Queer Issues, Racism, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, Video Games | 9 Comments

Pirates of the Caribbean II and the Tradition of Racial Oppression

I was very excited to see Pirates of the Caribbean II: The Dead Man’s Chest Friday night; I loved the first film and used to work at the Magic Kingdom theme park where I frequented the Florida’s abbreviated version of … Continue reading

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