Posts Tagged scandal

Shonda Rhimes expertly shuts down fan who complained about the “gay scenes” in Shondaland

Shonda 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 THE PARTY.

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 19, 2014

. @Dabdelhakiem If u use the phrase “gay scenes”, u are not only LATE to the party but also NOT INVITED to the party. Bye Felicia. #oneLOVE

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 19, 2014

I love all you Tweeples. Even the ones who still need to grow. And remember that at some point, someone ...

Shonda 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

Scandal Recap: Youth sexuality, sex tapes, and consent

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 made it’s way to a show so appropriately named. The central plot of last night’s episode involved Olivia Pope “fixing” a dire situation in which President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant’s daughter, Karen, snuck to a party in another state and was video recorded having consensual sex with two boys.

Scandal isn’t usual the place we look to for examples of ...

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...

White hats off: Feministing writers deconstruct the Scandal rape scene

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 and tropes of sexual assault in mainstream media. We organized our thoughts into a group post, below, just in time for the next episode to air tonight. Enjoy!

Lori: I’m not that surprised that Scandal depicted a graphic sexual assault. The show is by definition sensationalist and, let’s face it, borderline absurd at points with its wild plot twists and highly oversimplified depiction of a ...

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 ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

(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 from studies…. it came from polls.

Loving these sister portraits.

“It’s easier to be a ‘slut’ than a virgin.”

The Daily Show asks Is it Racist?

And how about how racist is France?

Increasing diversity in Silicon Valley.

Scandal is causing a stir, but these thoughts on the show are worth the read.

2016:

Scandal and respectability politics: Olivia Pope is not setting her race or gender back by having an affair

Popular 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.

Popular 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.

The Wednesday Weigh-In: Sexting, scandal, and the politics of respectability

As 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 a “new double standard which pretends that only men are responsible for virtual sex that may prevent or wreck real-life relationships”.

Besides completely ignoring the possibility that women might actually get off on cyber sex, Jacoby’s argument seems to infantilize women as belonging to the men they engage with sexually, thereby promoting the very patriarchy she ostensibly seeks to dismantle. Picking up on this point and others, ...

As 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today marks 1000 days to the end of 2015 — the target date for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Much of these deal with highly feminist issues like health and rights. Check out a statement from UN Women to mark the occasion and click here to view charts, photos, articles, and more about the Goals.

Our homies over at Crunk Feminists Collective’s very helpful tipsheet on being an ally for Talib Kweli.

Cindy McCain is starring in a play about Prop 8.

Zerlina on Obama’s “good looking” remark. Obama offers an apology to those remarks. Sigh #allyship.

New jobs report out, 88,000 jobs added to the economy. Guess what? It still sucks to ...

Today marks 1000 days to the end of 2015 — the target date for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Much of these deal with highly feminist issues like health and rights. Check out a

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