The Politics of API Women Sisterhood Building

I am all too familiar with the sense of competition that can arise among Asian women. One of my favorite Filipina studies/feminist theorists, Dr. Allyson Goce Tintiangco-Cubales, describes this competition between Asian women (Filipinas specifically within her writing) as the “Mall of Downness,” a belief that Asian women have an inherent sense of competition against one another due to the fact that we have not established a structure of sisterhood that brings us together. Read More The Politics of API Women Sisterhood Building

Female Friendship on Sports Night

Earlier this summer, I revisited Sports Night on Netflix Instant. This was my third pass with the series. I watched its original ABC broadcast when I was in high school, then the show was syndicated on Comedy Central during my first year of college. Sports Night was hamstrung by poor ratings. However, I was a big fan. The friendship between executive producer Dana Whitaker (Felicity Huffman) and senior associate producer Natalie Hurley (Sabrina Lloyd) resonated with me especially. Read More Female Friendship on Sports Night