Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

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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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “Farah Goes Bang.” Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting. Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers. Reclaiming indigenous papahood. Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad. Listen to a panel on labor and feminism moderated by Sarah Jaffe. RAINN praised the recent SCOTUS decision on DNA collection, but how will it [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Silence is a woman. The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced. A high school valedictorian called out her school on its discrimination against Native Americans. A lot of people wrote a lot of things about the FLOTUS heckler conflict. Sontag is [...]
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