Category Archives: Movies


The trailer for this upcoming movie on a year in the life of babies from four different countries reminds me how baby faces, baby bodies, and baby behaviors are so universal. Mostly it makes my uterus contract. I hope it … Continue reading

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They're Coming To Get You, Barbara

Thanks to the blog troubles I’m a bit late in posting this, but do check out the film reviews of several popular horror movies of interest to feminists at Feminist Themes, including reviews of Carrie, Teeth, Rosemary’s Baby, and Misery. … Continue reading

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But The Animal Companions Are Doin’ It For Themselves

(click to embiggen) Via Sociological Images, where the wise commenters note that the three most recent princesses are excluded. Pocahontas, Mulan and Giselle — and upcoming princess Tiana — are redeemed despite their character assets (which are debatable once Disneyfied) … Continue reading

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Audacity indeed.

I very much want to see Precious. I have heard nothing but good things. Push is an incredible book and it sounds like the film does it justice. And I absolutely love Gabby Sidibe, who plays the lead role. What … Continue reading

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Cue An Overly Cutesy Expression Of Exasperation

I know a lot of people in the femosphere are tired of the ongoing Diablo Cody coverage, but Miss Wizzle puts together a list of ten reasons for feminists to love her. I was cynical about her at first, but … Continue reading

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Polanski Defend-a-Thon, Part 2

[Trigger Warning] Melissa has Part 1 (which disappointingly includes Whoopi Goldberg, who draws a line between “rape” and “rape-rape,” and leaves me wondering what the difference is — and if there’s also rape-rape-rape, and how many “rape”s we have to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Goodbye

My last day as a guest blogger!  I want to thank the Feministe regulars for sharing your corner of the interwebs with me.  Thank you to the readers who read my posts, and especially thank you to those of you … Continue reading

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The White Liberal “Feminism” of Tina Fey and Baby Mama

Last night I decided to watch Baby Mama while doing some not very mentally taxing work online.  Oh, my.  Was that movie worse than I expected or what?  It was so bad, in such an interesting, ugly bouquet of ways, … Continue reading

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Notes on Gore

I had about half a post written about  my sometime contentious relationship with veganism (I am vegan), PETA, food justice, and a whole mess of other stuff, but then Renee had to go make an excellent post about the frequent … Continue reading

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Disabled Character: Able-Bodied (Emaciated) Actresses Only, Please

Laurie and Debbie say: Cross Blogged on Body Impolitic We had our attention brought to this casting call for Stargate: Universe, a Stargate franchise TV show due to debut in October of this year as a movie, and then a … Continue reading

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The Line: A New Doc About Consent

[Trigger warning] THE LINE trailer from Nancy Schwartzman on Vimeo. I met Nancy Schwartzman, the director of and a principal in the new short documentary The Line, last year when she was looking for resources about consent in the sex … Continue reading

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En Lucha, In Gerangl: On Edens and Utopias

The Garden by Scott Hamilton Kennedy (Black Valley Films) At Home In Utopia by Michal Goldman (Filmmakers Collaborative) Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s The Garden opens with aerial shots of South Central Farm, the 14-acre community garden founded by Latin@ immigrants and … Continue reading

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