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Pop Culture

Tropes vs Women: “Ruby Sparks” As The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

You may have heard that Nathan Rabin, the writer who coined the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” and named the trope apologized last week for doing so, saying:

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Elementary 2.10 “Tremors”

This show has always worked on the basis of certain assumptions and tropes. There’s the assumption that Holmes will use a bit of deception and rule-bending to solve a case. There will be tons of snark from all sides and let’s not forget that Sherlock Holmes is the greatest example of the Insufferable Genius trope. […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week is about white feminism (it’s not doing such a good job), women in the kitchen (no one’s talking about them), Scandal (is it a scandal?), poetry (it’s queer), sexy Latinas (people need to stop), and awesome young women fighting the power (they pretty much rock!).

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Pop Culture

What Stories Can You Never Get Enough Of?

Contains not very recent spoilers for Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and uh, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the Bible.

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Books

Five Things I’ve Learned from Romance Novels

Romance novels are as mysterious and confounding as the emerald depths of our heroine’s eyes. Their pages overflow with sentimentality, romance, and ridiculous situations, much like bodices overflow with heaving bosoms. Throughout my adventures and dalliances with these books, I have learned these five things:

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Op Ed

Fairly Misogynistic

I have been down with USA Network since the days of the good ol’ Cartoon Express. Although they tend to get overlooked every year during awards season over the years the quiet geniuses in USA’s programming department have managed to tap into the innermost workings of the American t.v. viewer’s brain (I am convinced that they […]