On Apologia

This is great, and it is really nice to see someone call out Mean Girls / Tina Fey for this. I enjoy that movie a lot, but it has always REALLY bothered me that it shows bitchy, competitive girls as if they're in a total vacuum, and particularly that the main dreamy love interest is just super nice and turned off by all the meanness.

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm 2

On A Certain Amount of Suffering: On the Women of True Detective

@AHP I don't know if I'd use the word "feminist," unless there's evidence of he himself using that term--but absolutely, I would agree with the second statement. I think he fetishized the idea of women being brutalized and him (or a very obvious narrative stand-in for himself) stepping in, rescuing them, and having them be grateful for it.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm 1

On A Certain Amount of Suffering: On the Women of True Detective

I would just like to say that, although I think AHP is a genius, I will never EVER be on board with calling Stieg Larsson OR Girl With a Dragon Tattoo feminist. Never.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm 2

On Closeted Characters, and the Books That Love Them

I love this BUT how can we talk about Katniss without talking about Katniss/Johanna! SWOOOOOON

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm 2

On Poetry: A Love Story

I also spent a lot of time feeling like I was someone who didn't like poetry, and that idea was chipped away just by various poems I found that I liked (I kept on making excuses--well, maybe I only like poetry that rhymes and has clever linguistic strategies; or, okay, maybe only if it sounds beautiful, or--until I realized I just like some poetry and didn't like some poetry.

Sarah Miller's reasoning is better than mine though--rather than standing up to some banking-method academic bullshit, I'm pretty sure I was rebelling against the kind of person who talked about how they loooooved poetry--I thought of myself as being kind of like the equivalent of Beavis and Butthead in that episode where they go to the art museum. PROUDLY! Sigh.

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm 1