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Good girl forced bad: Scandal’s Quinn and trafficking tropes

Tweet After Scandal‘s winter finale, there is still a lot left to unpack about the dysfunctional, and most times downright dangerous, relationships highlighted in the show. For me, the budding relationship between Quinn and Charlie was the hardest to watch. Tweet
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White hats off: Feministing writers deconstruct the Scandal rape scene

Tweet Ed. note: Last week’s episode of Scandal, ”Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” has gotten a lot of attention for its depiction of a rape involving  Mellie Grant and her father in law, Big Jerry. The Feministing crew had a lot of thoughts on the rape scene itself as well as some of the larger issues it raises around depictions [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet (We haven’t been able to find a transcript for this video. If anyone is able to post one in the comments we’d be very grateful!) Some mainstream media recognition for Renisha. Surviving in Numbers: “the silence is the worst part.” Sarah Palin and the right’s obsession with slavery. This data on abortion didn’t come [...]
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Scandal and respectability politics: Olivia Pope is not setting her race or gender back by having an affair

TweetPopular reactions to Olivia Pope’s extramarital affair with white president Fitzgerald Grant reveal the (internal and external) racism of respectability politics and a sentiment of entitlement and control towards women of color’s sexuality. Tweet
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Sexting, scandal, and the politics of respectability

TweetAs if you weren’t hearing enough about what kinds of sex you should like to have, this article happened today. In “Weiner’s Women”, self-declared feminist and secular humanist author Susan Jacoby asks incredulously why “hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women apparently derive gratification from exchanging sexual talk and pictures with strangers” and decries [...]
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