This Week in Misogyny: The Other Shit

And now for all the non-Hobby Lobby misogyny news for those of us who are completely sick of hearing about how awful it all is. Not that these stories aren’t awful too! Heaven forbid. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: The Other Shit

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Holiday Classic Movie

Tis the season for holiday films! This is probably one of my favorite things about the holiday season, other than the change in weather. Growing up, I used to watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and would delight in the songs and dances from the 1950s musical film.

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Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Changesock the Woman Child

We were reading lady blogs, as lady bloggers sometimes do, when we read the article about the woman child by Deborah Schoeneman on Jezebel. And it made us reach for our changesocks and grab the firecart, because it was bad. Badder than bad. For many reasons. Slay and I had ambitions to write an intelligently crafted response, but then the other editors jumped in to create what we are calling “Editorial Masterbitch Theater.” Enjoy.

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New Show Recap: SYTYCD Meet the Top 20

Because of last week’s short vacation, I skipped over the Vegas episode. Here are the highlights: Dancers danced, some went home, one fell on his head but he’s okay. Moving on. Read More New Show Recap: SYTYCD Meet the Top 20

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?