Blog Love: Lady Geek Girl and Friends

Lady Geek Girl reminisces nostalgically about Return of the Jedi. She also picks apart the themes of the infamous golden bikini scene. An excerpt: There is a part of me that wants to dismiss the slave Leia issue. As Carrie Fisher herself has pointed out, Jabba forces her into a sexualized and objectifying costume and attempts to enslave … Continue reading Blog Love: Lady Geek Girl and Friends

Baseball (Reprise)

It's worth bumping this post from April of last year, because it's (sadly) still relevant. No, I didn't take the deep dive into baseball I said I was going to. But, surely I will this year...? What am I doing to make that happen? Following some baseball personalities on Twitter. Watching a couple Opening Day games … Continue reading Baseball (Reprise)

Emboldened by the Internet

Two days ago, I sent out (what I thought was) a pretty benign tweet: Sure: it's a criticism of two popular actresses; but they're actresses in a thriving series that frequently is subjected to reviews both positive and negative. I didn't think anything of it. This morning, I opened my Twitter feed to find 15 … Continue reading Emboldened by the Internet

Spite the Misogynists. Go see Mad Max: Fury Road.

I was about halfway through writing a post about this, but it appears Aja Romano at The Daily Dot and David Futrelle at We Hunted the Mammoth beat me to it. I'm not even mad. Go read Aja's and David's hilarious takedowns of the misogynistic reaction to "Mad Max: Fury Road." Here are a couple highlights: As … Continue reading Spite the Misogynists. Go see Mad Max: Fury Road.