Thursday, May 23 2013
Just what is it that is drawing these new female viewers to a show and genre that has historically been the realm of a largely male audience? It probably has something to do with fact that the women of Game of Thrones are some of the most powerful and dynamic female characters on television right now.
Sunday, May 13 2012
The past few seasons of Gossip Girl have sent a consistent message to the series' largely female audience: women who attempt to climb the social ladder won't get a happy ending. Even ladies born wearing Prada diapers can expect their share of misery.
Tuesday, October 18 2011
There is goodwill to be spent and good faith conversations to be had about the place of women and female characters in the DC and Marvel universes, and an event like Geek Girl Con is an ideal place for that kind of dialogue.
Thursday, September 8 2011
Transgender representation in modern film, television, and literature blurs the lines of gender, class, race and sexuality, which is precisely why trans narratives are still considered dangerous.
Tuesday, March 22 2011
If there's one thing I never expected a game to do, it would be to teach self respect.
Monday, November 15 2010
The original Supergirl and her readers would no doubt be scandalized by the current length of her skirt and exposed skin, not to mention her toned physique.
Sunday, August 15 2010
There's always the risk that efforts like the “Women of Marvel” are token exercises, small measures taken in lieu of further reaching commitments to change in how women are regarded, as characters, as creators, and ultimately, as readers.
Friday, May 21 2010
Trekkie compilations and more cocoa in Starfleet to confront viewers with the show's embedded sexism.
Monday, December 14 2009
The new TNT show aims to close the gap between Mars and Venus.