Posts Written by Holly

Call to Feminist Bloggers

I’m currently beginning a project about feminist blogging about pop culture (broadly defined), and thought that the Feministing community would be a great place to post my query/reach out to fantastic feminist bloggers… I’m currently circulating a questionnaire to those involved in feminist cultural critiques and blogging, and would be very glad to have your thoughts… you can see more about my project here and access my questionnaire about blogging here.

If you might be interested in filling out the questionnaire, and/or have any other thoughts about the subject, I’d be very glad and grateful to hear them.

Please be in touch with me, at backoncarriesstoop@gmail.com, with any questions… thank you!

Single Blessedness vs. Tragic Spinsterhood

So on my blog about feminism and Sex and the City [pauses for a moment to indulge in shameless self-promotion--why not go visit said blog, Back on Carrie's Stoop?], I have been thinking a goodish bit about Single Womanhood–how it is represented, discussed, considered, and experienced in our culture.

One of the things that I love about SATC is the way that it takes one of the very fundamental assumptions of our culture–that finding, having, and keeping a significant other are mandatory items to check off on all of our personal to-do lists–and picks at it. Pokes it, prods it, questions it. Does not let it lie easy, but instead keeps picking it up and shaking it–like a snow ...

So on my blog about feminism and Sex and the City [pauses for a moment to indulge in shameless self-promotion--why not go visit said blog, Back on Carrie's Stoop?], I have been thinking a goodish bit ...

Fashion and Feminism: Friends or Foes?

So I’ve recently started a blog deconstructing Sex and the City from a feminist perspective–going back to re-watch the entire series (and sigh, both of the ghastly movies, as well) to reflect on what the SATC universe had/has to offer (and in which ways it violently and painfully offends) The Feminist of Today.

And in re-watching the series, I’ve (inevitably, I think) been thinking a lot about fashion.  From the very beginning of the show onwards, fashion was one of its focal points. Throughout the series (and into the ghastly—but very nicely togged up, I will admit) movies, the writers, producers, and costume designers all worked together very closely when it came to deciding what the four ...

So I’ve recently started a blog deconstructing Sex and the City from a feminist perspective–going back to re-watch the entire series (and sigh, both of the ghastly movies, as well) to reflect on what the ...