Tag Archives: Breaking Bad

Video: Breaking Bad, a tragic gay love story

TweetSometimes all it takes is some Magnetic Fields to see the subtext. People are obsessed with the relationship between Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. A friend who I turned onto the show told me last summer that he thought Walt was in love with Jesse. I don’t actually think that is the case, [...]
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Is “Breaking Bad” a critique of U.S. health care (or lack thereof)?

TweetLast night, I visited my parents for dinner and then watched the…season… no… series… [come on Katie! You can do it!]… finale [sniffles] of Breaking Bad. Though I told my mom not to watch the finale and to instead watch the entire series from the beginning, she watched the final episode with me. During the [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Comic Matt Bors takes on the mental condition related to Chelsea Manning’s transition. The good news is there’s treatment! (See above.) And if you are offended by the term douche-bag, read this. Happy Go Topless Day! An educational video game asks players to navigate all the barriers to abortion access in Texas. How Victorian architecture [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Michelle Alexander on MLK and mass incarceration. Necessary tension around Obama at the March’s anniversary. The real work of Rosa Parks. Misremembering “I Have a Dream.” Chelsea Manning, media bias, and cissexism. The killing of trans teen Dwayne Jones is not “just another [...]
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The Skyler White problem: can we accept complex female characters?

Tweet*Spoilers for Breaking Bad, Buffy, Firefly, and Game of Thrones* Sophia McDougall’s great article “I hate Strong Female Characters” has been posted all over my social networks in the past week. I agree that female characters in pop fiction rarely get to be full, complex people, and that “strength” often functions as another one-dimensional, unrealistic [...]
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