Tag Archives: pop culture

Why we need to get over Clair Huxtable

Tweet Brittney Cooper has a provocative piece up over at the Crunk Feminist Collective about (symbolically) slaying the patriarch and matriarch of The Cosby Show clan, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in light of resurfaced concerns over real life patriarch Bill Cosby’s rape accusations. There’s a lot there to make you reconsider just how warm and [...]
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Shonda Rhimes expertly shuts down fan who complained about the “gay scenes” in Shondaland

TweetShonda lays it down in reponse to a Tweeter with some unsolicited editorial advice: . @Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them. — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 19, 2014 @Dabdelhakiem If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving people who are gay, you are LATE TO [...]
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Scandal Recap: Youth sexuality, sex tapes, and consent

Tweet We can usually count on Scandal to include themes that are concurrent with elements and events in popular culture. With all of the spotlight cast on reality star like Kim Kardashian, and more recently, Mimi Faust coming to fame via sex tape, it was only a matter of time before the controversial sex tape [...]
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6 topics for an HBO TV series on Brazil more original than “high end (white) sex workers”

Tweet Earlier this month, HBO Latino announced an upcoming new series titled “El Negocio,” about three white women looking to revolutionize the sex work industry in Brazil, and the concept made me yawn.  Tweet
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Headline of the Day: “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor”

Tweet In case you missed the news, The Businness Woman reports: “Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.” [...]
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