Jessica Jones

So, what do you think of “Jessica Jones”?

Guys. This weekend I got a puppy. Her name is Margot and she is a 2.5 pound pomchi rescue from North Carolina. She is a little nervous to be in a new place, cries whenever I leave the room, and is not yet big enough for a walk outside. But Margot is undoutbedly the love of my life.

ritterThat was an entirely gratuitous way to explain this: I have barely left my apartment this weekend. In fact, as of the time of my writing Sunday night, I have not left my apartment in 26 hours except to take out the trash. So, this weekend was the perfect time to binge on Netflix’s new Jessica Jones, based on the eponymous Marvel character. Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, is a superhero working as a PI; she can lift cars but gets further on her smarts than her strength. She’s funny, messy, and very guarded: from the first episode we know, through flashbacks to a terrible man, that she’s a trauma survivor.

In short, she’s the superhero Margot and I have been waiting for.

So, did you all watch? What did you think? Comment away!

Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at 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.

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