• mary commented on the blog post Law and Order SVU brings attention to rape kit backlog   4 years ago · View

    These shows consistently glamorize and sensationalize rape and violence against women. It seems like most episodes have the investigators looking over some bloody scene with a dead woman in a sexually compromising position, and most episodes start with a woman-as-sexual-victim scenario. And the scenarios dreamed up are always the most lurid ones imaginable, with a [...]

  • mary wrote a new blog post: YA Books to Movies: A Lifetime of Disappointment!   4 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailSeeing the glossy promotional posters for the new  Ramona and  Beezus movie starring Selena Gomez as  Beezus has renewed the anger I felt as a tween when my beloved young adult books were turned into shiny,  boppy movies that totally ruined everything about the books themselves. Now when I re-read YA books, particularly those from the 70′s and early 80′s, I’m truly surprised [...]

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