Women’s Stories, Movies and the Oscars

February 24, 2011

Oscar season is a time when members of Hollywood are celebrated and reward for the work that they do.  But it is also a time when we see just how male centered the movie industry really is.  As Allan G. Johnson points out, “If you want a story about heroism, moral courage, spiritual transformation, endurance, […]

Feminist Frequency on Critical Commons

August 2, 2010

I have recently published a lecture series featured on Critical Commons.  This collection of video clips and commentaries analyze the gender politics of TV shows ranging from Roseanne, to Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Fringe, Glee and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Critical Commons is a great site that utilizes fair use to support the use […]

Fembots, Advertising and Male Fantasy

April 20, 2010

Created for and originally posted at Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium. Advertisers are tapping into some of the most misogynistic male fantasies when they use futuristic fembots to convince men to buy their products.  They are selling a fantasy of control by turning women into obedient, mute, homemaking, sex slaves. Articles referenced in the […]


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