Links from the Mind of Genevieve 12-20-08

Hello and welcome to another look into my mind.

Let’s begin, shall we?

First, some book reviews:

One series which gets talked about a lot in the blogosphere is Twlight.  I haven’t read these books (nor do I intend to as they sound poorly-written and maddening), but reading the analyses of them is fascinating.
From Gategrrl
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez of Racialicious
Mz Bitca (She has a whole series on Twilight, but this is one of the best.

Amanda Marcotte reviews Hellions, a book about female rebels.

Kate Harding celebrates the release of Yes Means Yes!

On to some feminist personalities in our culture…
Cara of The Curvature considers Yoko Ono.

Aviva at Fourthwave analyzes the feminism of Tina Fey’s work.

Carrie Brownstein uses the announcement of a movie about the Runaways to post some videos of great female-headed bands (not including her own, sadly).

From nojojojo at Alas, M. Night Shyamalan is making a live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender—with an all-white cast.

Courtney at Feministing has a list of the top five feminist poseurs.

And some other things…
Hortense at Jezebel wants to know where a female coming-of-age movie is.

Winston Rowntree of Subnormality mocks the double standard for female bosses versus male ones.

From The F-Word, Yellow Rage is amazing.

Crossman of Crossman for America praises Milk and uses it as a jumping-off point to discuss gay rights.

There’s a feminist graduate conference coming in April.


  1. Anna says

    I would argue that Labyrinth is a coming of age story for a girl.

    But whenever I do people tell me it’s really about David Bowie’s skin-tight leather pants.

    I’m obviously too innocent for this world, woe! :)

  2. says

    I find it still holds up for me, but YMMV. If you get a chance to watch it, I would recommend you do. Sarah certainly starts out whiny, immature, and bratty and by the end is much older and wiser. She goes through dangerous untold and hardships unnumbered.

    Plus it’s pretty.

  3. Martin says

    Just found this site via a link to a sub-page. Please make the logo a link to the main site; that would make the site a tad more user-friendly.

  4. says

    Thanks for the suggestion, Martin. I’m not a professional web designer, and can’t afford to hire one. I’ve… done something like what you requested, though it’s far from elegant. Hope it helps!

  5. says

    “Its sales are… worrying.”

    Well, it helps to actually talk to teen girls about it, rather than making assumptions about why they like it. but wev.

    (and that wasn’t directed at you, but rather at most of the reviewers. who certainly have a point – and then some, but are beyond annoying me with the hand-wringing minus any understanding of the alternatives that are (or, rather, aren’t) out there and why and how Twilight became so popular)

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