This Week in Misogyny

I love debunking hoaxes and bullshit “studies.” I hate all the other terrible things I have to tell you about. You win some, you lose some. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny

How “Suits” Almost Lost Me

USA’s fast-paced, lawyer show Suits quickly hooked me when I began watching. Early on, the series centered on the professional relationship and friendship between hot-shot lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and his genius protégé Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) who poses as a Harvard graduate at what is then the Pearson Hardman law firm. It’s your typical dude bro buddy show in a lot of ways with dubious applications of law to set it apart. But, this series featured the showstopper Jessica Pearson portrayed by my queen Gina Torres. Torres’s portrayal of one of very few Black women, real or fictional, to have her name on the door of a major law firm glued me in every week for two seasons.

Then the Suits writers damn near ruined it. Read More How “Suits” Almost Lost Me

Don’t Be So Sensitive: Derailing Important Conversations

I’m pretty sure all of us have been told at one point or another, after taking down someone who perpetuates any one of a sea of -isms, “Don’t be so sensitive.” When I was a kid, that cowed me. I was afraid of being perceived as weak and hysterical (ah, internalized misogyny!), and as everyone well knows, sensitive is but one step down the dangerous path of unchecked (and feminine!) emotion. Read More Don’t Be So Sensitive: Derailing Important Conversations