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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Welcome to the ladyblogosphere, where everyone is trying to be the next big thing.

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Pop Culture

If You Like Off-Beat Roles for Women, You Should Be Watching Utopia

What do those pesky feminists want from female characters?

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

Oh, Republicans. Y’all need to stop. So do a lot of other people. But we also get to find out why men shouldn’t wear suits (yes they should!), check out some misandristic accessories, and have a moon party! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is a Wee Bit Less Stabby Than Usual

After all, most state legislatures and Congress are on holiday, so they aren’t writing laws about my uterus this week. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other misogyny in the news! (Trigger warnings apply for just about everything.)

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

What I Watched Last Night: Wallander, BBC vs. Swedish Editions

How I ended up being really interested in a more high-brow variety of crime television, I’m not entirely sure, but both the English-speaking and original Swedish versions of Wallander satisfyingly scratch that itch.

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Pop Culture

What I Watched Last Night: “The Legend of Korra”

Listen up, Persephoneers! Let me tell you about The Legend of Korra.

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Movies

In Defence of Imperfection

Last weekend’s New York Times Magazine featured a funny, insightful, self-deprecating piece by Carina Chocano, in which she discussed one of my favourite hopeless clichés – the Strong Female Character: “Strong female character” is one of those shorthand memes that has leached into the cultural groundwater and spawned all kinds of cinematic clichés: alpha professionals […]

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Movies

Getting a Sense of Humour

As a self-identifying feminist, I would be a rich woman if I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard, “It’s just a joke! Have a sense of humour!” in regards to innumerable movies and TV shows with which I found issue. Understandably, this pisses me off. But, I can’t help but think that there […]