Geena Davis at Miami, on Gender and Media

This week Miami is having a Women in Leadership Symposium, “Making Our Mark.” The keynote speaker is Geena Davis, so you can bet I jumped all over that registration.  In my work on the representation of girls and women in literature and other media, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has been such … Continue reading

On Not Banning Bossy

I, too, was called bossy growing up. I am still sometimes called bossy. Sometimes I call myself bossy. Sometimes I am bossy. Now that the seemingly required disclaimer about my own personal history with “bossy” is covered, I would like to say this: I think “Ban Bossy” is disempowering. This is not to say that … Continue reading

Scream 4 and Feminism ~ Happy Halloween!

Last weekend, Julio and I had a movie marathon of the Scream Trilogy (technically it’s not a trilogy anymore, but old habits die hard). I watch these movies every October and usually at some other point during the year. I love them and it was really fun to share them with Julio because, having only … Continue reading

Response to Bright Young Things Backlash

I’ve been waiting for this since Monday, actually. Jezebel has weighed in on the Bright Young Things backlash: “The Right Wing Disinformation Campaign Against Victoria’s Secret” All week, I’ve also grown increasingly antsy about how the discussion of the story got more and more hyperbolic and the age of the girls discussed dropped from teens … Continue reading

TEDxTeen: Tavi Gevinson of Rookie Mag

Happy Sunday! (Also, Happy St. Patrick’s Day) I’m still working through a ton of papers and things getting ready for my conference season starting soon. Posts will resume this week. In the meantime, watch this TED talk by Tavi Gevinson, editor of Rookie Mag. It’s wonderful! (found via Upworthy and my friend Nevada on Facebook) … Continue reading