All posts tagged: feminism

I started a podcast!

Hi! I started a podcast with my longtime BFF, Kim. It’s called Hey, Bestie! and we chat about pop culture, things we love (or hate) feminism, and modern life. And there are already four episodes up! So far we’ve talked about bullet journaling, The Rock running for president, shows you should never binge watch, romance novels, and more. Go to HeyBestie.com for more info and ways to listen or hop right over to iTunes.

Veronica Mars: Iconic Feminist Show and Girl Detective

Veronica Mars: Iconic Feminist Show and Teen Girl Detective

Veronica Mars is one of my favorite television shows, and the title character is a fantastic depiction of a smart, vulnerable, brave, fallible young woman. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend setting aside some time and watching the entire series. (If you’ve got Amazon Prime, it’s available for free there right now or it’s less than $20 per season.) Below I analyze a few episodes from the first season of Veronica Mars, in relation to feminist theory (and just because I love it). About the show In Veronica Mars, the main character, Veronica, attends school while moonlighting as a private investigator. (If you haven’t seen it yet, you may want to come back later, unless you’re one of those people who love spoilers.) Set in a fictional, affluent town called Neptune, California, Veronica Mars frequently covers issues of race and class division, and feminism is addressed through the struggles and triumphs of Veronica and her friends. Veronica is a cute, blonde, white girl from California who viewers may assume is more surfer girl or spoiled brat at first, …

Support Feminist Frequency’s Ordinary Women

Have you seen the crowdfunding campaign for Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History? It’s a new video series by Feminist Frequency “about challenging stereotypes, smashing the status quo, and being defiant.” And I really, really hope it gets funded. We’re overdue for telling history in a way that truly and completely includes women, beyond their roles on the sideline. (Speaking of history, I really hope the National Women’s History Museum becomes a reality soon, too.) Check Ordinary Women and donate!

Outlander Countdown

Season two of Outlander premieres on April 9! If you haven’t seen any of it yet, you should. It’s interesting, and epic, and captures the female gaze in a fresh, feminist way. Right from episode one… you’ll feel the difference and it only builds from there. (Also, the water mill scene from season one will make you, uh, fan yourself and text your BFF the eyeballs emoji.)

Letters of Note: One of the Doomed

I love Letters of Note, and this recent one is a new favorite. In March of 1812, “Almroth Wright wrote a lengthy, pompous letter to The Times in which he argued that women should not be allowed to vote, and in fact should be kept away from politics altogether, due to their supposed psychological and physiological deficiencies.” “One of the Doomed” wrote in to reply a few days later: After reading Sir Almroth Wright’s able and weighty exposition of women as he knows them the question seems no longer to be ‘Should women have votes?’ but ‘Ought women not to be abolished altogether?’… We learn from him that in their youth they are unbalanced, that from time to time they suffer from unreasonableness and hypersensitiveness, and that their presence is distracting and irritating to men in their daily lives and pursuits. Read the whole brilliant letter (or watch a video of it being read) here.  And excuse me while I roll my eyes forever. Women have been “distracting” to men forever apparently, and always at fault …