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ArticlesI’ve Been Published on Reductress

Psst – for anyone who’d like to take a peek at other places I’ve been published lately, here are links to a few pieces I wrote recently for Reductress.com! I Lived It: I Didn’t Actually Like My Friend’s Profile Picture … Continue reading

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ArticlesSix Lessons Lisa Simpson Taught Me

[This article was originally posted at Bitch Flicks as part of the Child & Teenage Girl Character Theme Week.] The Simpsons, now in its record-breaking 25th season, is one of the most influential comedies of our time with its excellent … Continue reading

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ArticlesMatt Damon’s On- and Off-Screen Feminism

[This was originally posted at Bitch Flicks as part of a Male Feminist & Male Allies theme week.] My first introduction to Matt Damon was the same as many movie viewers–Good Will Hunting, a film that he starred in and … Continue reading

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Articles“Touchy Feely” Explores the Link Between Physical and Emotional Contact

[This article was originally posted at Bitch Flicks.] A free-spirited massage therapist develops a powerful aversion to touch, alienating herself from her clients, her boyfriend, and even her own body. Meanwhile, her straitlaced, reserved brother develops an almost miraculous ability … Continue reading

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Articles‘Girl Most Likely’ to Not Meet Expectations

[This article was originally posted at Bitch Flicks.] There’s a certain risk involved in being excited for a film. High expectations often lead to disappointment, especially when anticipating the film for two years. Such was the case with me and Girl … Continue reading

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ArticlesYou Don’t Know You’re Beautiful

[This was originally published at Feminspire.] I’m not always good at accepting compliments. If someone tells me that I’m smart, I can quietly agree and think, “Yes, yes, I am. How intelligent you are for noticing my equal intellectual aptitude. … Continue reading

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ArticlesBart Simpson’s Feminine Side

[This article originally appeared on Bitch Flicks.] In my umpteenth viewing of episodes from season four of The Simpsons, I noticed something that never occurred to me in my first viewings of the show: Bart Simpson has a feminine side. … Continue reading

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ArticlesThe Occasional Purposeful Nudity on “Game of Thrones”

[This was originally posted on Bitch Flicks.] Much has been said about the gratuitous nudity on Game of Thrones. Several feminist critics (such as yours truly) have written about the objectification of the female characters, and how the writers use … Continue reading

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ArticlesJoss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and the Wedding That Wasn’t

[This piece originally appeared at Bitch Flicks.] Joss Whedon’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is soaked in sex, languidness, and alcohol, as any decent adaptation of a Shakespeare comedy should be. It’s not a “wedding movie” in … Continue reading

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ArticlesWhy I Reject the Ending of “The Wizard of Oz”

[This post was originally published at Bitch Flicks.] The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie. There are movies that are more artistically accomplished, movies that are more sophisticated, and funnier films that make me laugh my butt off, but … Continue reading

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