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    Since this week has been full of news that removes my ability to even, this week you don’t so much get an article as you get a list of Things That Shouldn't Be Things. Aka, things I didn’t think I’d have to be freaking saying in 2017. Read More...

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    When I heard about a kerfuffle in YA fiction that involved diversity, callout culture, and my favorite word, “problematic” (you can take the word “problematic” out of my cold dead hands) I definitely needed to investigate. Read More...

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    "Instead of the traditional Feminist Friday, I’m going to use this time to introduce you to a new sporadic series on the blog, (Insert Some Clever Title About Elle Discussing Cinema Here. Seriously, I don't know what to name it. If you comment with names I will be super grateful)." Read More...

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    The first in a three-part special! Today I’ll be introducing the topic and discussing Whedon’s Wonder Woman script, tomorrow I will be discussing allegations from Kai Cole and some other unsavory things, and on Monday I’ll be trying to answer the question, “Do I still get to like watching Buffy?/Whedon’s stuff in general?” Read More...

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    Photo: Ronald Woan, CC BY 2.0 This is part two of a three-part post! Check out part one here. *** Kai Cole had been with Joss Whedon since 1991, aka, “since Joss Whedon basically became […]

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    Photo: SounderBruce, CC BY-SA 2.0 This is the final part! For parts one and two click below: Part One: Wonder Woman and Why I Care Part Two: The Allegations and What They Mean *** Someone […]

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    This week I’m still a bit exhausted from my giant, three-part post last week. Also, the thought of deconstructing Taylor Swift and her feminism (or lack thereof) makes me feel kind of faint. So instead I’m going to amplify a message I’m particularly fond of. Read More...

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    Here’s the first rule about “Pretend to Care About Social Causes So People Buy Your Shit” Club: you gotta commit. Otherwise you end up showing your ass, and instead of being the champions of diversity, you are the poster children for hypocrisy and cowardice. Case in point: L’Oréal Paris. Read More...

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    Last year for Valentine’s Day, I wrote a post about our troubling tendency to romanticize talking behaviors and grand gestures as things that prove a man’s love.  And oh look, I get to do it again! Read More...

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    Hey lovely readers!  Trigger warnings for discussions of sexual assault in the following piece. If that is (understandably) not your bag, please rejoin me next week, where I will hopefully not be talking about it again. Read More...

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    Photo: Keith Allison, CC BY-SA 2.0 In general, I do my best to try to not silence other women. As a whole, we’ve had our voices oppressed for quite some time, and as the newly […]

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    It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling off the trees, you’re pulling out all your old sweaters, and decent stuff is on TV again. It’s fall, which means it’s time for us to delve into a perennial topic about a cultural trend that some people love more than life itself and others think is the height of bougie basic-ness. No, I’m not talking about pumpkin spice lattes. I’m talking about sexy Halloween costumes. Read More...

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