Tag Archives: Television

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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Stories begetting stories: How pop culture reinforces abortion stigma—and can help end it

TweetEd. note: This story is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here.  One in three women in the US have [...]
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Feministing Five: Elisa Kreisinger

Tweet Cutting, splicing, and reattaching her way through pop-culture, Elisa Kreisinger is a vibrant artist of the 21st century. Elisa, through her work at Pop Culture Pirate, creates feminist multi-media remixes of popular culture which lucky for us, she shares with the web. For example, she’s created works that reinvent shows like The Real Housewives of [...]
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The Feministing Five: Julie Burton

TweetEven for non-cinemaphiles like myself, it’s hard not to tune into the Oscars. In our house, my momma and I would celebrate with warm socks, comfy sweatpants, and eyerolls for the inevitable sexist mishegas. Despite our hopes as we welcomed the Oscars into our lives, it seems that Hollywood still clings to its ye-ole-white-boy-narratives. Shiny [...]
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American Horror Story: Coven is getting race all wrong

Tweet I’ve been watching the American Horror Story series since it started. And although the show hasn’t succeeded in giving me anything close to a nightmare since it’s first season, I’ve stood by to watch the story lines play out. But I’m dreading tonight’s episode because of the show’s problematic representation of blackness. SPOILER ALERT! [...]
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