Feministing Follow Friday: TV on Twitter

Twitter, Feministing style

I watch TV on the internet. I don’t have an actual set (lol), I don’t have any friends who have actual sets, and I don’t have wifi at home. I’m also a law student, which means if I regularly took the time to watch an entire show I would probably die of guilt. So, I “keep up” with TV purely via Twitter — and I always appreciate a good feminist lens (I know, shocking). Here are some of the Feministing crew’s favorite ladies who livetweet shows with equal parts wit and gender analysis.

  • Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee): Writer at NPR’s pop culture blog, Monkey See; host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour. Formerly of Television Without Pity.
  • Retta (@unfoRETTAble): I’m Donna on Parks & Rec, Duke alum & I cuss a lot. Got an itchy block finger & not afraid to use it. P.S. I real time tweet my favorite shows:#YouveBeenWarned
  • Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg): Features Editor at @ThinkProgress. TV columnist at Women and Hollywood. Member of the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. Tweets are mine alone.
  • Trudy (@thetrudz): Writer & social critic at @GradientLair. Photographer & writer at @driftsojourn. Womanist. Skeptic. Bibliophile. Electric Lady. Cupcake aficionado. INTJ.
  • Tope Fadiran Charlton aka Grace (@graceishuman): Woman of many words. @tfcharlton. Black queer feminist Naija. Work at @WGBH on @NewsAndThen (opinions mine, not my employer’s). Intersectionalist bubble 4EVA.

Leave recommendations for next week in the comments! We’re particularly interested in activists covering their work on the ground. And of course follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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