True Grit, Mattie Ross and Feminism?

March 9, 2011

Mattie Ross is the star of the award winning film True Grit.  She is a remarkable character being cast as a strong, tough, independent, and determined young woman.  While I think Mattie’s character is (unfortunately) rare in major Hollywood films, many people have been quick to call her a feminist character… I have a slightly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remix: Too Many Dicks in Video Games

March 23, 2010

This remix was inspired by Sloane’s “Star Trek Dance Floor” It is no secret that the majority of video games these days star overly muscular men often carrying big swords, guns, baseball bats, chainsaws or other phallic weaponry. Many games normalize this extremely macho form of masculinity while uncritically glorifying war or military intervention. Sadly […]

The Real Reason Guys Should Hate Twilight

November 23, 2009

Here is an easy to follow guide for the guys on the right versus the wrong reasons to hate on Twilight.  With the release of New Moon, there has been an awful lot of sexist, homophobic, patriarchal crap floating around the internet and I just wanted to set the record straight. Check out other great […]

Why we need you Veronica Mars!

July 15, 2009

Veronica Mars has got to be one of my favourite shows of all time.  No seriously, it’s funny, witty, smart, progressive.  Women are technologically savvy, the privilege of white rich kids are exposed (well sort of…), and it generally has progressive commentary.  Watch this video for the things I loved about the show and also […]


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