Going Beyond the Bechdel Test: Her Story Arc’s Scale of Inclusivity

Like many of you, learning about the Bechdel Test was an eye-opening moment that allowed me to better understand just how much the media industry was failing me, and my fellow women, with its limited, non-diverse representation of us. The Bechdel test has been used to explain and highlight this problem of under-representation and it… Read More

With the Rich and Famous Always a Little Patience

The third daughter of the house, Lady Sybil, is a forthright feminist. Supporting women’s rights, she gets involved with her father’s chauffeur, an Irish catholic rebel. For the first season and a half, Lady Sybil is the voice of women in the new century. She wears a *gasp* pantsuit, lobbies for women to get the vote, and chivvies her family to accept her husband who is far outside their class. Read More

Superhero Reality Television

Last night I faced the reality that one 30 minute workout video was enough to incapacitate me for the evening. Curse you Jillian Michaels! Fortunately I had a variety of entertainment options courtesy of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO Go. My significant other sidled up next to me on the love seat, and after much… Read More

Girl Scientist? Genderless Androids? I’m There.

Yesterday Amazon Prime premiered “Annedroids“, one of its new children’s shows, without much fanfare. I wouldn’t have known about it if not for the Mary Sue and I knew immediately this was something I had to watch. The first episode was 24 minutes long and, as with most children’s shows, you can usually predict what is… Read More

Mean Girls + Bewitched = “Witch Bitch”

I have a love/hate relationship with the slush pile of the internet we call Reddit, but every once in awhile I find something pretty darn cool a midst the memes, cat videos, and AMAs. Enter “The Confessions of A Witch Bitch“, a hilarious, up-and-coming web series that is part Mean Girls, part Bewitched, and part office politics. According… Read More

A “Raggedy Man’s” Companions: Saviors or Saved?

As River Song would say, “Spoilers.” Finally! Netflix has relinquished hold on the most recent season of Doctor Who.  Oh the pain of having to wait has been mended.  With the new season often comes a new companion or a new doctor.  This season we encounter a new companion: Clara Oswald (a.k.a Impossible Girl, a.k.a… Read More