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Wednesday, February 12 2014

In Defense Of ... Openly Enjoying Professional Wrestling

All it took was a trip to the Royal Rumble to see how similar the warped reality of the WWE is to The Kardashians. Or The Real World. Or Duck Dynasty. Or Honey Boo Boo.


Tuesday, August 20 2013

Total Divas on E!: Just Switch it Off

Total Divas is WWE's ode to its own misogyny, its glorification of its belief that women are peripheral to real narratives and that women don't deserve the same opportunities as men.


Tuesday, November 18 2008

The World of Lucha Libre by Heather Levi

A fascinating place in which masked men and women possessing incredible strength pummel one another into submission. The encoded meaning in their violence makes it even more interesting.


Tuesday, August 7 2007

Wrestling Babylon by Irvin Muchnick

By watching the events, by cheering them on, by purchasing the books and DVDs, what part are we playing in sending these people to early graves?


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