Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast Remake: A Win for Feminism

In case you’re wondering why #BeautyAndTheBeast is trending outta nowhere, it’s because Emma Watson announced on Monday that she’s signed on to portray the beloved character of Belle in a live-action version of Disney’s 1991 animated landmark, Beauty and the Beast. Read More Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast Remake: A Win for Feminism

My Little Feminequist Pony: Lesbian Separatist Fan Fiction

“Do you ever get tired of stallions?” asked Celestia, flopping down next to her Luna on the chaise lounge. “I mean, do you ever feel like this palace is practically seething with testosterone-fuelled rivalry? Sometimes I’m just so over it.”

“It’s bad enough being a princess, with all the gender garbage that goes along with that” Celestia whinnied, nuzzling her sister’s flank. “It’s even worse being a princess with pastel hair and a sparkling horn. No one takes me seriously; even the guards call me little filly instead of your highness. It’s mortifying.” Read More My Little Feminequist Pony: Lesbian Separatist Fan Fiction

The Problem With The “Largest Study To Date” On Infidelity

In case this is your first time reading anything written by me — your humble narrator — let it be known: I’m wildly cynical. So it should come as no surprise that findings from what’s being touted as “the largest study to date” about infidelity have me simultaneously scratching my head and rolling my eyes. Read More The Problem With The “Largest Study To Date” On Infidelity

After Tragic Acts Of Terrorism, Can We Grieve Without Reflexive Racism?

We’re all desperate to understand the heinous slaughter in Paris Wednesday, chilled by those seemingly assailing free speech. Twelve people are dead and it doesn’t make any sense. Read More After Tragic Acts Of Terrorism, Can We Grieve Without Reflexive Racism?

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s Not A Feminist Because She’s Never Faced Inequality? The Internet Suggests Otherwise

On CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting plays Penny, a busty, scantily-clad blonde bimbo who is lusted after by a group of brilliant male nerds.

But lest you think this very premise is rooted in entrenched sexism, Cuoco-Sweeting has let the world know, via an interview with Redbook, that: Read More Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s Not A Feminist Because She’s Never Faced Inequality? The Internet Suggests Otherwise

Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This — And Every — Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

Not so long ago (this morning), in a galaxy not-so-far away (this one), I wrote a piece about how I’m not feeling the holidays this year… OK, more accurately I wrote a piece that spelled out in detail the mental manipulations I’m engaging in to pretend the holiday season doesn’t exist at all. Because it’s a tough time of the year for me, profoundly lacking in jolliness, I’ve just been compartmentalizing such that I have an armor that no seasonal cheer can penetrate. Basically, yes, I am the Dark Side personified — but at least I am readily conceding it. Read More Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This — And Every — Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

Study Reveals Sexual Harassment Leads To “Insidious Trauma”

For many women, sexual harassment is (sadly) common. Those of us who experience it frequently are all too familiar with its negative effects… to the extent that it’s hard to understand how anyone could possibly not understand such impacts.

The truth is, though, that many persist in believing harassment doesn’t really do harm; that, to use the oft-quoted phrase, it “isn’t that bad.” For those people, we now have a study to prove them wrong. Read More Study Reveals Sexual Harassment Leads To “Insidious Trauma”