As I was looking for inspiration to write this blog post I stumbled upon an article written by Sean Coughlan for BBC News titled ‘Modern Childhood Ends at Age 12’. The title alone instantly struck a chord with me as I began to think about a conversation I had in class about television shows and […]Read More Why Did We All Want To Grow Up So Fast?
I usually never watch the Bachelor, and to be honest, I don’t entertain reality TV shows at all. But once I heard that this season of the Bachelor would be a black man, (bi-racial; but would mainly identify as black) along with Ryan Claytor a JMU alumna being one of his perspective love interest, I […]Read More The Bachelor is Harmful to Women’s Mental Health
*SPOILER ALERT* Where you at Bachelor Nation?! In this post, I give you a quick recap of part one of the season finale of the Bachelor, and talk some shit about Peter and his mom, Barb.Read More How The Bachelor Enables Toxic Behavior
If you read my previous post, you know I talked about how I am obsessed with Love Island (if you have not read it, you should! Then come back to this post.) I always felt like you could not be a feminist, and support these types of shows, but I am learning you can, and […]Read More How to be a Feminist and Watch Love Island
We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it is eating a pint of chocolate ice cream and for some people it is watching their favorite show. My guilty pleasure is watching Love Island. I used to be ashamed to admit that I am obsessed with Love Island as a feminist because it reinforces […]Read More I hate that I love Love Island.
Since its premier in 2011 the HBO series, Game of Thrones has been a huge hit with all different sorts of audiences. For those who don’t know, the show chronicles the most powerful families in a medieval fantasy world on their quest to gain the Iron Throne. The first episode of the show’s last season […]Read More Game of Thrones is Coming Back! In Case You Forgot About Our Favorite Fictional Females, Here is My Top Four.
I used to love watching companies come out with new products that claim to help fight for gender equality or women’s rights. I used to think WOW!! I’m so glad that companies are showing strong female athletes, women of color, and women with more than one body size. Being naïve, I immediately assumed that all […]Read More Watch out for Femvertising!!!
Reality TV is addictive and a majority of television viewers have found themselves ten episodes deep into a marathon of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Bravo darlings such as Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives, or this season’s favorite show to hate, The Bachelor. It’s difficult to deny the temptation of watching as the lives […]Read More The Real Consequences of Reality TV
TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]Read More “Trump Won. Get Over it.”
“Some white chick wants to talk about race. Great.” – Aasif Mandvi In a Netflix docuseries, Chelsea Does…, Chelsea Handler examines Marriage, Silicon Valley, Racism, and Drugs through extensive interviews and travel. I want to focus my critique on Chelsea Does Racism. Let me start out by saying that this docuseries, along with its producer […]Read More Chelsea Does… Racism: A Review