Tag Archives: Television

Game of Thrones: Someone explain to me what happened with Jaime and Cersei

[Trigger warning for rape]

[Potential spoilers for Game of Thrones S04 E03, as well as for A Storm of Swords]

I mean, I got what was happening — most reasonable people watched that scene and were, like, “I get what’s happening here.” But I just don’t, like… get it. So if you have insight on what’s going on there, jump on in. Continue reading

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“Mirror, Mirror”: Primetime Television, Pop Culture, and the Implications of the Anti-Hero

Guest Blogger: Rachel Glasser

Through their fictional narratives, each show points directly at a corrupted government system, a racist society, and a gender stratified world in a way that is impossible to ignore. Continue reading

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Open Non-Whovians Can Look Away Now Thread

Designated thread for the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Opinionate! Continue reading

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Jackie the Ripper: Where Are All The Female Serial Killers On TV?

Dexter is entering its final season and that means soon we’ll have to say goodbye to TV’s favorite serial killer. The show is such a hit because its plot is unique. Instead of recycling the standard detective-chases-bad guy trope, the show’s writers gave us the righteous anti-hero Dexter, a serial killer who only kills other serial killers and evildoers who deserve to die. Continue reading

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Open Games of Thrones Thread

To mark the Games of Thrones Season 3 finale: if it hasn’t been broadcast in your timezone yet, then BEWARE SPOILERS IN COMMENTS BELOW. Continue reading

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Doctor Who S7/2 only two weeks to go

As requested ages ago, a dedicated Doctor Who thread prior to the show’s 2013 season return. Continue reading

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CBS S&P has got you (adequately) covered.

CBS is will be airing the Grammy Awards this Sunday, and they are very concerned about your buttock crack and your female breast nipples. (Male breasts: You’re in the clear. As usual. Flash ’em if you got ’em.) Continue reading

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My only thoughts on the 30 Rock finale

“New York third-wave feminist, college-educated, single and pretending to be happy about it, overscheduled, undersexed, you buy any magazine that says “Healthy Body Image” on the cover, and every two years, you take up knitting for … a week.” (The Jack Donaghy Insult Generator is pretty great). Continue reading

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Win Tickets to Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell

Want two VIP tickets to the final taping of Totally Biased? They could be yours! The first Feministe reader to email feministe@gmail.com with your three favorite feminist moments from this season of Totally Biased will win two VIP tickets for the season finale taping on Thursday Sept. 20th. So hit us up! And if you don’t win the VIP tickets, you can still request tickets here. Continue reading

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Feminist-Friendly Marriages on Television… Or Not

This is a guest post by Ashley Lauren.
Believe it or not, fighting against patriarchal norms that come with the idea of marriage has been a piece of (wedding) cake compared to what it has taken for me to define myself as a wife in the face of what pop culture tells us wives in heterosexual relationships are supposed to be. Continue reading

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How Come It’s Never Joss’ Fault? The Scapegoating of Female Creators in Pop Culture

I got into one of those discussions about Buffy the other day. You know, the one where you get all excited because you’re talking to a fellow fan and you want to bask in the greatness and talk about some … Continue reading

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TRANSform Me

Alisa at PostBourgie writes about a new VH1 show featuring a team of trans women traveling around the United States to make over cis women in need. I hadn’t heard of TRANSform Me before; this is how VH1 describes it: … Continue reading

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