March 5, 2010 - 6:00 am
The Academy Awards are often joked about as “our” [read: women’s] Superbowl. I talked with Melissa Silverstein, editor of Women and Hollywood and guru for feminist film-buffs, about what feminists should be on the lookout for this Sunday.
March 4, 2010 - 6:00 am
Feminists stand firm on never telling women what they should do, allowing them full choice about their bodies and lives. But we need to better support women when they speak about their experiences.
February 26, 2010 - 8:00 am
Toe to Toe, Emily Abt’s independent feminist feature film premiering this week in New York, is one of the most painfully, beautifully accurate looks at being a high school girl I’ve seen in years.
February 22, 2010 - 6:00 am
The Olympic games allow us to take stock of how we view women athletes and of the flawed ways we talk about gender and the performance of gender roles in public.
February 12, 2010 - 6:00 am
Favorite romantic works of art as of late? Two old-fashioned, British costume dramas: "Emma" on TV and "Bright Star" in theaters. Some say these represent
a backlash against sexual liberation but both achieve the goal of being enrapturing and romantic while subtly
critiquing conventional conceptions of love.
February 10, 2010 - 6:00 am
Bump+’s Creative Director Chris Riley talks about the show’s intentions to open a “common ground” discussion on abortion based solely on the stories of characters portrayed.
February 4, 2010 - 6:00 am
Two weeks ago, a DirecTV episode of Friday Night Lights very quietly made television history with a sensitive episode about abortion. As the Super Bowl approaches, with its Focus on the Family finger-wagging, we can look to FNL for reality.
January 27, 2010 - 6:00 am
The Pregnancy Pact provides a stereotypical and shallow view of teens and a false view of teen sexuality. It’s another supposedly educational film made more to shock and titillate and make us feel superior to those stupid girls in Gloucester.
January 20, 2010 - 6:00 am
Big Love shows that sometimes religion is directly to blame for misogyny and that having the tenets of extreme patriarchy imbued at an early age is tantamount to a form of abuse…a pretty radical idea for a soap opera.
January 13, 2010 - 6:00 am
The American media’s obsession with turning all of our politicians into psuedo father figures is making babies of all of us.