Posts Tagged pop culture

Melissa McCarthy in Spy

Romantic love is a patriarchal conspiracy, according to new Melissa McCarthy film

Like many women between the ages of three and two hundred, my hobbies include breathing, using magnifying mirrors to gain a more intimate perspective on my pores, and falling in desperate, horny love with people who do not want me. I do the latter with particular zeal. 

Like many women between the ages of three and two hundred, my hobbies include breathing, using magnifying mirrors to gain a more intimate perspective on my pores, and falling in desperate, horny love with people who do ...

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On Pitch Perfect, Mean Girls, and the limits of satire

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I was on board.

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I ...

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Feministing Jamz: Honoring Selena’s legacy

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, designer, actress and a huge symbol of visibility, diversity, and strength for so many Latinxs today. 

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, designer, actress and a huge symbol of visibility, diversity, and strength for so many Latinxs today. 

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Kerry Washington gives powerful intersectional speech at GLAAD awards

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an inspiring call for intersectional action. 

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an ...

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