Tag Archives: Television

Frank Ocean makes TV debut and beautiful music history

TweetLast week R&B singer Frank Ocean made history.  He is the first R&B singer to come out and reveal that his first love was a man. With the release of his debut solo album, Channel Orange Ocean makes beautiful music and pushes the boundaries of traditional pop and R&B with not so subtle references to [...]
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Olympic sexism study: Male athletes have skill and female athletes have luck

TweetAccording to a new study on past television coverage of the Olympics, sports commentators talk about athletes in notably different ways depending on their gender. And by “notably different” I mean “pretty sexist.” The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware, analyzed NBC’s primetime coverage of past games. The main findings: When female [...]
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The Feministing Five: Kerry Washington

TweetKerry Washington is one of those few actresses who reminds us that Hollywood can actually serve as a vehicle for progressive change. She openly identifies as feminist in interviews and backs up her words with political activism. She was a supporter of the Obama campaign back in 2008 and is an active member of the [...]
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Mad Men Midweek fix: At the Codfish Ball

TweetHere we go with this week’s take on the latest Mad Men from the Feministing crew. Let’s jump in and get discussing. As always, tons of spoilers follow. Megan’s good idea Is Megan legit boning her way to the top? It’s like Peggy is our boring, unsexy kind of feminist and Megan is the kind [...]
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Quick Hit: What did you think of “Girls”?

TweetLast night, the much-anticipated new series Girls premiered on HBO. I got into a lively debated with one of my colleagues at Mother Jones, who found the show to be “unwatchable.” After getting a sneak peak at the first few episodes, here are some of the exciting things about Girls that I think he overlooked: [...]
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