What about Samantha Bee? The Lack of Feminist Coverage for “Full Frontal”

Hey, y’all. So, remember that story from a year ago or so when Jon Stewart left the Daily Show, and many, many people were outraged that Trevor Noah, the south African comedian, replaced Stewart’s seat instead of a woman? Remember the hashtags directed at Jessica Williams, then one of the long-standing Daily Show correspondents, to…

For Her

If you haven’t heard, Bic, a company most known for its pens, has created a new marketing campaign that has sparked some controversy. I’d like to explain it myself, but I think Ellen DeGeneres does it best: Gendered advertising certainly isn’t new. We see it everywhere we go and often don’t pay attention to the…

Congratulations, You Feel Sexy and Satisfied

So, many of you may love (what most of you) call Valentine’s Day. Others, often those who refer to it as “Singles’ Awareness Day” or “Profit-time for Hallmark” or “The Capitalist Agenda,” and so on – most likely despise it. I think instead of creating a holiday around a massacre, we should consider celebrating a…

“Rapey” Songs

A recent article sparked my interest, saying various popular songs such as Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” and Grease’s “Summer Nights” have a creepy tone/implication to them. I felt strange, however, when I scrolled down to find “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. As much as I call myself a critical thinker, I can’t help but wonder: are we overanalyzing…

More Comediennes, Please!

If you haven’t watched the most recent Saturday Night Live episode yet, I highly recommend it. Not only did it get great reviews, but the show finally highlighted the talent of Melissa McCarthy. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking, Wait, she was on Gilmore Girls. Why is she only becoming so famous now?? This year…

BRIDESMAIDS comes out TODAY

Can I just start by saying if I have to read one more review with cutesy lady-themed plays on words, one more spoiler-but-not-a-spoiler allusion to the dress fitting scene, or one more well-intentioned reassurance that “guys, it’s not a chick flick,” I WILL START TO SCREAM AND I WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP.…

Kids crushed my soul

STDs have been on my mind as of late, for a couple reasons: 1) April is STD Awareness Month! 2) I watched Kids last weekend. Have any of you seen Kids? It’s a mid-nineties film about teens in New York City, and shows a day in their lives, a day filled with drugs, sex, and…

Disney: Subverting Feminism since 1923

Since Lauren did a beautiful little piece on Twilight yesterday, I thought I’d continue on the theme of anti-feminism with a closer look at the world’s prime manufacturer of princess movies: the infamous Walt Disney Company.  Putting aside its shifty past ties to anti-Semitic groups, I’m not a Disney hater by any means; I can…

Spring Break Dieting…or Something Like That

I don’t know what’s bigger: Spring Break or the hell we put ourselves through to prepare for it. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the season of crash diets. I transferred from a small Mennonite college where crash diets (and MTV Spring Breaks) were frowned upon. Not that they didn’t happen, but they were hidden from…