March 31, 2014 After watching Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron’s latest flick That Awkward Moment, my movie-going companion and I decided to expand the definition of the nuanced film term “dick flick”. Previously understood to be the opposite of a “chick flick” (which is a movie that typically deals with romance as a plot device and… Read More Feminist Media Feature: That Awkward Moment
March 4, 2014 At least three friends had started using the Diva Cup and ever so emphatically advocated its benefits to me before I finally bought one last November. In addition to picking their brains about the logisitics of shoving a small silicon cup into your tunnel of love, I also did a lot of… Read More Knowing Your Body: What To Do When Your Body Doesn’t Agree With Your Eco-Feminist Lifestyle Choices
January 21, 2014 Okay, so first off I really enjoyed The Heat. Starring Sandra Bullock as a high-strung FBI agent with too much to prove and Melissa McCarthy as a tough cop with absolutely no fucks to give, it was like the female Lethal Weapon. One wild card cop gets forced to partner with a… Read More Feminist Media Feature: The Heat
November 5, 2013 I recently noticed that a day rarely goes by where I do not mention The Patriarchy. I find ways to bring it up in every day conversation, my comments on the movie I saw last weekend, my response to news headlines. It’s something I see everywhere. It’s on TV, it’s in the… Read More Feminist Dictionary: What is The Patriarchy?
October 28, 2013 Hey there, BCIAW reader. I don’t know you and it’s possible you don’t know me. I’m not one to ask for favours from strangers but in this case, I have to make an exception. Is that okay? Is that cool? If not, it’s okay. Maybe just listen before you decide. This October… Read More “Pocahotties”, “Geisha Girls” and “Rasta Impostas”
September 24, 2013 Burning Man is “an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self- expression and radical self-reliance.” For those that do not know, it is a weeklong event help in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, whereby participants set up camp for a week to participate in workshops and activities organized by… Read More Sexual Safety at Burning Man: There is still work to be done
August 15, 2013 There are a number of reasons why I love ABC’s new series The Fosters. Airing Monday night’s at 9PM Central on ABC Family, The Fosters is a Drama series that premiered in June of this year, whose heartwarming but somehow still gut-wrenching summer finale aired this past Monday. The show revolves around… Read More Feminist Media Feature: ABC’s The Fosters