feminism

Between the Bookends: 8 Books We Read in September 2018

Reading Time: 9 minutesBetween the Bookends, Image: Sophie Brown With our children back in school for a new year of…

October 1, 2018

Bludhaven’s Backside: How Comics Are Redefining Sexy

What do Nightwing, Catman, and Steve Trevor have in common? They are all 10/10 examples of how comics are redefining…

December 8, 2016

Exercise Your Girl Power With ‘Crafting With Feminism’

Yes, there will be googly eyes.

October 18, 2016

Progressively Ever After?

Mattel and Netflix's fairy tale doll series is a lot smarter than it appears on the surface.

February 24, 2016

'Supergirl'–What's the Problem with Cat Grant?

Nobody is asking her to be a soft or cuddly. But she's not written as ruthless. She's written as a…

January 30, 2016

Same Geek Channel: Are Supergirl & Cat Grant Finally Heading in a Feminist Direction?

The first half of Supergirl’s premiere season has had its ups and downs to be sure. While it was a…

January 18, 2016

The Force Awakens the Feminist Hero We’ve Always Wanted

As I’ve said before, my daughter loves Star Wars. I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that there…

December 25, 2015

In Defense of Padmé Amidala: The Queen’s Sacrifice

Throughout the series of three movies Padme fades away before our eyes. And for this she is met with a…

December 18, 2015

Swedish Teenagers to be Given a Teaspoon of Feminism

Teenagers in Sweden are to be given copies of "We Should All Be Feminists". A small step in bringing about…

December 7, 2015

In Defense of Silver Age Lois Lane

Silver Age Lois Lane is important because she reminds us of how it used to be for women---and sometimes still…

November 13, 2015

Supergirl 1.3 Flight of Fight – Cat Grant & How Not to Portray Feminism

To me, Supergirl is heading in the right direction, even with the horribleness that is Cat Grant.

November 12, 2015

Are Disney Princesses a Problem? Not in Our House, Not Anymore.

If you take the time to look past the sparkly tiaras of the Disney Princesses, there are actually positive lessons…

October 28, 2015

‘SheZow’ – A Fun Gender-Flipping Cartoon With Issues

I'm sure by now you're wondering why on earth a mother would let her children watch a show with so…

October 27, 2015

Let’s Talk About Black Widow in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Black Widow seems to be a lightning rod for controversy, but what's her story in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'?

May 2, 2015

Who Needs a Hero?

A series of strange conversations prompted me to write this article about heroes: discussions of superheroes, jerks, and yes, even…

March 25, 2015

Cinderella 2015: A Princess in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Kenneth Branagh has reinterpreted this live-action Cinderella to feel like a golden age of Hollywood classic (with English accents). Cate…

March 9, 2015

Passion and History in ‘She Makes Comics’

Did you know women readership of comics was equal to men prior to 1950? Yup! Watch the entertaining and informative…

March 8, 2015

DC Comics Doesn’t Want a Feminist Wonder Woman

While Marvel is positioning Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers and the new Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan to be 21st century female icons, DC…

December 17, 2014

New Wonder Woman Writer Speaks

New Wonder Woman writer Meredith Finch talks about her vision for the Amazon Princess.

November 14, 2014

Korra: Why You and Your Kids Should Be Watching

The Legend of Korra brings quality and equality to entertainment for all ages.

August 31, 2014

Screening Twilight

Screening Twilight takes a critical look at the saga and its place in the wider cultural landscape through a collection…

August 23, 2014

Sketches From the Upcoming Wonder Woman Team

Pages from the new Wonder Woman team, set to debut in November. I'm not won over yet.

July 23, 2014

No Matter What Anyone Says, Wonder Woman Will Always Be a Feminist

Wonder Woman is a feminist. She is a feminist (or at least a feminist fictional character), not because she self…

July 4, 2014

Fangasm: The Curious Case of The Supernatural Fangirl

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls is the story of two university professors, Lynn S. Zubernis and Katherine Larsen who also happen to…

June 21, 2014

The Cliffs of Insanity: GeekOuts, Troll Hunts, and Feminism

Corrina has a little geekgasm this week and then dives into why strong female characters are considered so radical.

May 9, 2014

Why the Feminist Controversy Over Frozen Misses the Point

The negative buzz surrounding Disney's new animated film isn't just off base, it may actually be detrimental to the promotion…

November 23, 2013

Online Harassment Is an "In Real Life" Problem

If you take only one thing away from this, I hope that it’s recognizing the fact that online bullying and…

October 25, 2013

The Cliffs of Insanity: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman's appeal is as a feminist role model. Quit trying to alter that, DC Comics, and, start celebrating it…

June 21, 2013

The Cliffs of Insanity: Mommy Bloggers

So why is the term mommy blogger such a negative one? I take a look at our assumptions about things…

April 26, 2013

Wonder Women! Premiering Monday on PBS

On Monday, April 15, at 10pm ET, PBS' Independent Lens will be airing Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American…

April 12, 2013

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