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The Skyler White problem: can we accept complex female characters?

Tweet*Spoilers for Breaking Bad, Buffy, Firefly, and Game of Thrones* Sophia McDougall’s great article “I hate Strong Female Characters” has been posted all over my social networks in the past week. I agree that female characters in pop fiction rarely get to be full, complex people, and that “strength” often functions as another one-dimensional, unrealistic [...]
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“Orange is the New Black” offers new opportunity to discuss trans* issues

TweetI can’t say that I love Netflix’s latest original series “Orange Is The New Black.” I haven’t finished watching the thirteen episode season, but find myself agreeing with the critiques laid out by Autostraddle and The Nation, specifically regarding uninspired stereotypes of women of color, the absence of sex lives for queer women of color, [...]
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How excited are you to get relationship advice from Ron and Tammy II?

TweetI somehow get the sense that we’ve got more than a few Parks and Rec fans around these parts. So I’m sure you’re as pumped as I am that the real-life duo of Ron (Nick Offerman) and Tammy II (Megan Mullally) will answer all your relationship questions. I mean, how could this not be great? Let’s see [...]
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Leslie Knope’s sexuopolitical dreams are coming true

Tweet“Sexuopolitical” is a word I just made up for when you think a political figure is super sexy. This is how certain members of the Feministing crew feel about Barack (though I reckon more of us feel that way about Michelle). It’s how almost all the young women of America in 1961 felt about JFK. [...]
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WTF: NBC to end Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Community after next season?

Tweet Knope 4 Life. Say it isn’t so! No, really–tell me I’m wrong. While NBC has said that 30 Rock will have just one more abbreviated final season, the fate of Parks and Rec and Community is still unconfirmed. But with rumors that they too will end after next season, the internet–or at least my [...]
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