Orange Is The New Black is a comedy drama web television series which first aired July 11th 2013 (IMDB, 2013). When I first heard about a show which promised to lend a humane and compassionate voice to female prisoners who are so often marginalised by society I was excited. Unfortunately it proved to be too… Continue reading How does Orange Is The New Black fail women in jail?
The 1999 women’s world cup was an exciting event. At full time both teams (US and China) were at 0-0 and so the game went to penalty kicks. Brandi Chastain nervously lined up before the goal with the cheers of 90,000 spectators echoing in her ears (Hauger, 1999). She scored, winning the game and the… Continue reading Feminism is in the Futur(ama)
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom which first aired December 17th 1989. The beginning episode clearly sets up the relationships between the characters and introduces Homer as the clueless husband, Marge as the dutiful wife, their goody-two-shoes daughter, Lisa and rebellious son, Bart. The couple also have a baby daughter Maggie, but she is… Continue reading Is Homer Simpson the outcry against the patriarchy that we’ve all been waiting for?
When you thought Fifty Shades of Grey couldn’t be anymore sexist Fifty Shades Darker’s “inner-goddess tangoes” (Fifty Shades of Grey, 2011) onto our screen. The previous film ended on a surprisingly empowering note where Anna rejects Christian and decides to be on her own as she realises that their relationship is not healthy. However within… Continue reading Fifty Shades of romanticising domestic abuse
Ferris Bueller is every girl’s dream and every father’s worst nightmare. He is charming, enigmatic and a bad boy with a nice face. The film traces his adventures through one day in 80’s America as he skips school with his best friend Cameron and girlfriend, Sloane. However, unlike most teenagers who use sick days as… Continue reading Every girl loves a bad boy, and Ferris Bueller has that in spades
Deadpool, the 2016 fast paces marvel movie which has already become a cult classic. Wade Wilson, played by the devastatingly handsome Ryan Reynolds, has stage four cancer and out desperation to save his lover, Vanessa (played by the beautiful Morena Baccarin), from pain he decides to agree to an experiment which will leave him with… Continue reading Why is Deadpool so gosh darn successful?