This Week in Misogyny is Sick of Victim-Blaming

It’s been a banner week at the Washington Post; they’ve earned top billing this week for publishing George Will’s latest inanity (though the New York Post has equal blame for that one) and an article that used completely irrelevant data to victim-blame single moms who are abused. Good job, assholes. Let’s see who else is keeping them company, because of course they weren’t the only terrible people out there. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Sick of Victim-Blaming

Cunning Caps and Reaver Lawsuits

A few days ago, a report came up on The Mary Sue relating to certain sellers on Etsy.com having their accounts suspended or blocked because they sold the hand knit “Jayne Cobb” style cap from the (un-aired) Firefly episode. Other sellers were reporting getting Cease & Desist letters from FOX regarding their selling hand-made knit caps. As many things on the Internet do, news spread around the “Browncoat” (Firefly/Serenity fans) forums and sites, and a lot of attention was turned back on a show cancelled by FOX more than a decade ago. Read More Cunning Caps and Reaver Lawsuits

How the 2013 Fall TV Season is Shaping Up

This spring, some shows are finally returning (Mad Men), while others are premiering (Hannibal, Bates Motel, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)). But I’m more concerned with what shows are coming back to our screens this fall.  Read More How the 2013 Fall TV Season is Shaping Up

New Show Recap: The New Normal: “Pilot” and “Sofa’s Choice”

Hello again! Some of you may remember me from last spring’s Mad Men recaps. This show is a bit lighter, so it should be fun! I hope lots of you ladies will watch along with me. And now, onto the show.

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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?