Tag: feminism

  • #NaNoSoMeMo 2017, or, Being On Social Media In 2017

    #NaNoSoMeMo 2017, or, Being On Social Media In 2017

    This is one of those posts that I keep starting and restarting, because I feel like the thing that I’m trying to express can easily be construed as another thing that I wholeheartedly disagree with, or an attack on people for whose work and effort I have nothing but admiration and gratitude. So I’ve decided […]

  • Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not about Stockholm syndrome

    Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not about Stockholm syndrome

    I have no idea whether this started as serious feminist critique or as comedic satire, but if you’ve read any Disney-related stuff on the internet in the last five or ten years, you’ve probably heard someone asserting that Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm syndrome. I’m not going to bother with links. This stuff […]

  • On Underage Marriage and Sexual Ethics

    Preface: Earlier this week I posted a rant to my private Facebook page about a retreat in Kansas for Christian parents to arrange marriages for their underage children. This retreat was being hosted by Let Them Marry, an organization that promotes teen marriages and describes “youths” (people under 20) as being ready for marriage when they’ve developed “all forms […]

  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside

    It was 1944. Against all odds, Frank had made it home for Christmas. Lord knew how many strings he’d had to pull for that one. We spent every spare moment of those few days together, not that we had many to spare since work wouldn’t let me off.  It wouldn’t have been practical to take […]

  • About the Black Widow thing in Age of Ultron

    Warning: This post contains SPOILERS for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Proceed at your own risk. So, there’s been some controversy about Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff’s backstory, specifically that her Brainwashed Soviet-Ish Killing Machine training was concluded with a routine sterilization and she feels un-good about this. As for the scene itself, I don’t see how it’s being framed as […]

  • The March Family Letters: Little 21st Century Women

    I was eight years old the first time I read Little Women. I fell in love with the Marches and identified with all four sisters in different ways. I was a writer and loved adventure and couldn’t manage to do what was expected of me like Jo. I was the oldest and could be too cautious and […]

  • Cinderella: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft

    Cinderella aired on ABC Family this last weekend. I’m a sucker for a Disney marathon. Since I tend to look at Cinderella as a study in how and why people get stuck in abusive relationships, I decided to live tweet it under the #WhyIStayed hashtag in the title character’s voice. This post is a record […]

  • 10 Books That Made An Impression On Me

    You’ve probably seen this challenge on Facebook already – list 10 books that have made an impression on you. When one of my friends tagged me last weekend, I decided to narrow it down to ten by focusing on books that I feel have influenced me as a writer. Here’s what I came up with, […]

  • It’s Okay to Try

    You don’t have to try Take your makeup off Let your hair down Take a breath Look into the mirror At yourself Don’t you like you? – “Try,” Colbie Caillat If you’re at all engaged in social media, you’ve probably seen Colbie Caillat’s new music video for her song, “Try,” in which she starts out […]

  • 10 Things I Love About The Legend of Korra

    The trailer for Book 3 of The Legend of Korra has been viewed about 1,140,000 times, which means people other than me have viewed it about 140,000 times. The Legend of Korra was my introduction to the Avatar franchise. I watched The Last Airbender after Book 2 ended last fall because I missed my Korra fix. […]