On Using #GoneGirl As An Excuse For Misogynistic “Fear”

Recently I decided to break my standing rule about going to see movie adaptations blind, and I went to see the Gone Girl move without having read the book. I had a vague idea of the plot from the book’s reputation, but for the most part, I didn’t know the story going in. Ever since then, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the way that people in my circles (both online and off) have been reacting to it.

(Ed. note: Contains Gone Girl spoilers, obviously.)

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Tropes vs Women: “Ruby Sparks” As The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

You may have heard that Nathan Rabin, the writer who coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” and named the trope apologized last week for doing so, saying: Read More Tropes vs Women: “Ruby Sparks” As The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

An Incomplete (Play)List And Critical Analysis of Beyoncé’s Feminist Evolution And Praxis Through Music: Part One

I am 100% certain that absolutely everyone is fed up of hearing me talk about Beyoncé. I’ve written about her quite a bit in the last few months. It isn’t because I’m her biggest fan, but more because I recognize what an amazing economic and political statement her latest album was, and it irks me to see the way so many people have been absolutely determined to downplay her accomplishments. Read More An Incomplete (Play)List And Critical Analysis of Beyoncé’s Feminist Evolution And Praxis Through Music: Part One

How n+1 gets Ladyblogs wrong

Can a triannually published, New York Times-minted literary magazine that boasts five male editors out of six publish a smart, well-written critique of the snarky, irreverent Internet watering holes many women frequent? Read More How n+1 gets Ladyblogs wrong