feminist angst

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #3 Modern Family

Maybe it’s time to talk about the present for a moment.  It’s true that most of my favorite shows are in the past—both the distant past and the recent past—but I watch a few current shows, too.  One of the ones I’m most excited about is Modern Family. Here, we have a show that is […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #2 Gilmore Girls

It’s true that Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows. I don’t know when this happened. One minute, it was that annoying show on before Everwood, and the next minute, I was more in love with it than I ever was with Everwood. Almost none of the things I said about The Mary Tyler […]

Disappointed by yet another TV girlfriend

So y’all already know that I have an enormous crush on Kate Walsh that renders me incapable of making smart TV decisions. In other words, yes, I’m STILL watching Private Practice. Even though the show vacillates between terrible and mediocre, I never thought there was anything particularly anti-feminist about the show. It’s just bad. Well, […]

I’m a feminist, but…

In women’s studies, we make a fair bit of fun of people who tend to preface their statements with “I’m not a feminist, but…”  And when we aren’t mocking these people, we’re discussing how their rejection of the term indicates its historical misuse and derogation by the media. Obviously, I don’t have a problem with […]