Kanye West’s Monster Misogyny

January 31, 2011

I really wish I hadn’t seen Kanye West’s leaked music video for his hit song Monster. I was horrified, furious, livid, angry, and sad; I actually didn’t even get through the whole video the first time I saw it.  The sexualized, eroticized, fetishized violence against women and sexist and racist stereotypes is nothing other then blatant misogyny […]

Top 5 Problems with Glee: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Season 2 Premiere

September 23, 2010

Tuesday night’s season premiere of Glee may have been one of the most offensive hours of television I’ve watched in a long time. It seemed like every minute or two they would make another sexist, racist or homophobic joke. I was afraid Glee was going in a bad direction after the first few episodes of […]

Retro Sexism and Uber Ironic Advertising

September 21, 2010

Created for and originally posted at Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium Marketers are increasingly using Retro Sexism to sell products.  This form of advertising uses irony and humour as a way to distance itself from the sexist and/or racist representations and stereotypes they perpetuate. Retro Sexism (n.): Modern attitudes and behaviors that mimic or […]

WAM! 2010 Video and Playlist

March 26, 2010

I had such a fantastic time presenting at Women, Action and Media (WAM) in Los Angeles on March 25th, 2010.  I curated a show of online videos including remixes, vlogs, vids and short documentaries made by women.  Staying true with WAM‘s mission, these videos represent women taking action through media to talk about issues important […]

Beyond True Blood’s Sensationalism

November 21, 2009

From the first time I heard about the concept behind HBO’s True Blood I was a little bit horrified.  Vampires are “coming out of the coffin” and want equal rights?  Since television producers (and especially HBO) want to make shows that are as sensational and scandalous as possible, I had my doubts about whether they […]


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