book review

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I first heard about The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood in a high school English class....at least I think it was, maybe it was undergrad? Anyway, the point is I have been meaning to read this book for a long time and for some reason never quite got around to it (I know, I know!)… Continue reading Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Room & 10 Cloverfield Lane: Women in Peril

WARNING: If you haven't seen Room or 10 Cloverfield Lane yet, this post contains spoilers! We've all seen the classic "woman in peril" trope - a woman hunted, beaten, raped, terrorized, and/or in captivity. At first glance, a viewer may easily place both Room and 10 Cloverfield Lane into this box, but these films are… Continue reading Room & 10 Cloverfield Lane: Women in Peril

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Why Women Need Maleficent

CAUTION: This review contains SPOILERS. Proceed with caution! After seeing Maleficent, I walked out of the theater feeling hopeful, inspired, and empowered. There were a group of teenagers walking in front of me and I overheard one of the young ladies say “I think I’ll stick with the cartoon version,” while another said “I hope they… Continue reading Why Women Need Maleficent

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Geeks for CONsent/Feminist Public Works

I will soon be working with Feminist Public Works (www.feministpublicworks.com) to write about issues in street harassment and harassment at conventions. My first venture with FPW will be on their Geeks for CONsent project (www.geeksforconsent.org) which fights to publicize the fact that Cosplay does not equal consent. As such, Geeks for CONsent has started a… Continue reading Geeks for CONsent/Feminist Public Works