Is “New Girl” Secretly Feminist?

Completely despite myself I have been watching FOX’s breakout sitcom of the year, New Girl, and enjoying it. When this show debuted, I was one of many feminist critics who wrote it off, in part because it was marketed as a show about an “offbeat and adorkable” girl who moves in with three bros who proceed to try to teach her how to get guys. Starring Zooey Deschanel, no less. Zooey Deschanel! Really? Does anyone really think that this woman playing this hipster fantasy role, in this day and age, would have any trouble finding guys? We’re not in The Princess Diaries or She’s All That, in which taking off a girl’s glasses magically made her ten times more attractive. We are not post-feminist, post-racist, or post-gender, but I think we might be post-glasses. Read More Is “New Girl” Secretly Feminist?

The Daily Goodie: Baby Gorilla Will Melt Hearts, Elicit Squees

The cute in today’s daily goodie is so cute it hurts a little, but in the best possible way.  Ophelia here, back in the captain’s chair after a day of death flu.  Extra huge thanks to SallyJ and Luci F for stepping in and making the day run smooth as silk on 10 minutes notice and like six words of instructions.  Read More The Daily Goodie: Baby Gorilla Will Melt Hearts, Elicit Squees

Daily Goodie: This Puppy Wants You to Hug Him

Starting something new for our first posts of the day, instead of my boring ol’ letters.  We’ll be featuring an image, link, joke or whatever of the day in this space from now on.  Feel free to drop suggestions in the comments if you know of hidden treasures on the web, and have a great week! Read More Daily Goodie: This Puppy Wants You to Hug Him