feminist angst

But it’s so catchy…

Lately, in my Gender and Sexuality in Pop Culture class, we’ve become somewhat obsessed with this 1963 Crystals song called “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss).” Today I played the tune for the students. And then I asked them to explain to me the difference between that song and this one: What […]

“breakin’ down and comin’ undone”

I like Taylor Swift. Let’s just get that out of the way. I know I’m not exactly part of her target demographic, but I like the idea that she is a role model for those oh-so-impressionable 10 to 17 year old girls. Taylor is fresh; she doesn’t look all used up already like the other […]