October 17, 2010 - 6:33 pm
Why do viewers buy the idea that Joan didn’t “go through with it”? The answer lies in our preconceived notions about what happens in clinic waiting rooms.
October 5, 2010 - 6:00 am
Banned Books Week is always fascinating because it turns our attention to what actually is banned and challenged by school boards and parents and religious groups–and it’s almost never the truly offensive stuff.
September 24, 2010 - 6:00 am
The film isn’t a feminist rallying cry, and it certainly manages to have it both ways by making lots of jokes about sex and sluttiness without actually featuring a single female teenager who has lost her virginity.
September 15, 2010 - 6:00 am
In Mad Men, the tough women are branded sexless wet blankets, while those who use their wiles and sexuality to advance themselves can have those qualities turned against them. Meanwhile, a sense of sisterhood is hard to find.
September 9, 2010 - 6:00 am
It would be nice if Cannon could treat all women the way he’d like his own wife, sisters and daughters to be treated; with respect and privacy to make their own reproductive decisions.
September 1, 2010 - 8:00 am
An abortion storyline in True Blood echos a loving parody of small town life and the conflicted psyche of the modern American woman fed on both feminism and sexism.
August 25, 2010 - 6:00 am
It’s the season of sperm-donor comedies, yet no matter how the families begin, in these films they always end the same way.
August 18, 2010 - 6:00 am
Critics have pointed to two seemingly-valid points about the book and movie, Eat, Pray, Love. The first is that the story is a self-indulgent tale of privilege, the second that no one would complain if such a tale were written by a man.
August 4, 2010 - 6:00 am
The subject of whether, and how, to marry is never done being debated in feminist circles, so I thought I’d share my own wedding adventure and explain why and how as a pot-stirring feminist, I made the choice to tie the knot.
July 27, 2010 - 6:00 am
For those of us on the blue side of the divide, theoretically if not geographically, the Palin family saga reminds us that we’re not just fighting an abortion war, but we’re up against an entire way of life built on a deep foundation of contradiction.