Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Alex The Lion’s Guide to Positive Parenting

TweetMy brother’s just got his PhD in animated film which involved a lot of watching and re-watching pixar animation movies. I’m very proud of him, but little did I think that my two year old son would be following in his uncle’s footsteps at such a young age. So it has come to pass that [...]
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Orange is the New Black: More than “Caged Heat”

Tweet*Spoiler Alert* When I first joined the crowd and watched the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black, my reaction was mixed. Yes, the first season accomplishes the goals of a television drama. It is entertaining, has an interesting plot,  contains character development, has strong dialogue, and inspires pathos. The show also provides insight [...]
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Black feminist discourse through and beyond Beyonce

TweetOne of the first things I read this morning was this blog about bell hooks calling Beyonce a terrorist by “Crunk Feminist Collective” founder and acclaimed black intellectual Dr. Brittany Cooper better known on the Crunk Feminist Collective site as “Crunktastic”. Dr. Cooper’s response was to this op ed piece by Rev. Osagyefo Sekou. While both are [...]
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Divergent Movie Turns Fear of Intimacy into Fear of Rape

Tweet(This should be evident from the title, but in an abundance of caution: this post contains Divergent spoilers.) This week, we two YA fantasy aficionado feminists went to see the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent which exceeded our expectations by maintaining the powerful female lead, Tris (compare the vastly diminished Clary of the City of [...]
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Where the Dykes Are: My Favorite Lesbian Characters

TweetYes I’m going to be paraphrasing the fabulous writer Susan J. Douglas here, with a sprinkle of Nostalgia Chick. The title you see is a reference to Douglas’s seminal book Where the Girls Are which talks about Baby Boomer women and the pop culture they grew up with.  I care to present the fictional characters [...]
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