Wow. FeministLawProf highlights that the popular fantasy of the consenting sex work isn’t the one that johns are buying into. I’ve watched the first season of Secret Diary and wasn’t impressed. The blog and book it’s based on are much more realistic in terms of making the issues Belle faces (re: consent, being sex and sex-work positive, etc) accessible.
Cheap milk only happens because of cheap, undervalued labor.
Celie’s Revenge calls out Michael Eric Dyson for being a jerk.
Joan of Arc’s life story, narrated by Lucy Lawless.
Saw a lot of movies this break… 500 Days of Summer was cool, but at times problematic. Summer, the love interest, is quirky and cute, but may not subvert that Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. I did, however, like that she doesn’t marry Tom at the end, and that she doesn’t feel obligated to offer him an explanation. Sometimes relationships don’t work, and you learn from them, and then you find one that does, or you realize you don’t necessarily want one, and what the fuck business is that of your ex, anyways? Maybe I’m projecting. Anyways, Zombieland really delivered on the female zombie apocalypse survivors.
“Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.” Riiiiiiiiiight. Obviously they haven’t seen this plus-sized fashion shoot.
Women activist bloggers in Yemeni are writing some powerful stuff.
Cuba, feminism, and fashion. What’s not to love?
Are you a whore, a real girl, or a human being? Think fast!
In Lee/Gendery, Bruce Lee is played by a woman.
Women’s rights advocates in Egypt are working on making abortion legal for rape survivors.
Marion Keyes talks honestly about depression.
Should Will Smith play Captain America? Um…. GOD YES.
Nijireiki does an amazing response to Avatar in our comments.
People, I’m starting to think Avatar might be, like, problematic or something. Just a thought. Also, some of its fans might be dumb. Anyways,I wonder if Orson Scott Card’s Alvin Maker series would be any better? As I recall, it gets massively fail as it progresses.