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Sunday Link Love

Posted on: December 20, 2009

Now that most tv shows are taking a break until after the holidays, I’m going to have to find something else to write about…which will be hard as I work everyday til Christmas.  But we’ll see what happens.  In the meantime, check out these awesome posts!

feministhemes.com: SyFy Original Alice

SyFy’s Alice takes it to a new level. Alice is now a young adult teaching karate classes and navigating the dating world. When her new boyfriend Jack gives her a special family ring, she finds herself falling through the looking glass into Wonderland. Here she sets out (with the help of the Hatter) to rescue Jack and escape back to her world. Although Hatter really wants to be Alice’s hero, she often ends up using her karate skills to help them escape and really holds her own throughout the movie. Hatter just wants to save Alice, but Alice is set on saving Jack (a nice twist on the “damsel in distress” trope).

FWD/Forward: Glee: The Halfway Point: The Introduction

One of the most common criticisms leveled against people who critique television is “relax, it’s just a television show.” This is frustrating and curious when it comes to Glee because many people are praising the show for “breaking boundaries” and “drawing attention to social issues.” Fans apparently want to have it both ways; they want to be able to defend the show on the grounds that it’s “just a television show” while patting themselves on the back for watching such a progressive, insightful, inspiring television series.

Hugo Schwyzer: Ten Firsts for Feminism in 2009

For the second straight year, let me offer my own entirely unofficial “ten great firsts for feminism in 2009? list.  These come in no particular order, and you’re welcome to add your own in the comments section (or at your own blogs).

Women & Hollywood: The Nancy Meyers Effect

But what Nancy Meyers does better than anyone is make these women relatable to other women, and those women go out and buy tickets to her films. That’s why she gets paid the very big bucks and has final cut of her films. (According to the article she makes $12 million a movie not including movie she makes on the grosses.) Of course I know that I won’t be able to write a play in the throes of a breakup and then have it produced on Broadway…but knowing that didn’t make me like the film (Something’s Gotta Give) any less. I think it made me like the film MORE because Diane Keaton’s character was so competent.

The Observer: It just feels scary…all the time

He’s been voted the best Doctor Who ever, but David Tennant’s rule as the Timelord is coming to an end. So how will he cope with life outside the Tardis? Johnny Davis, who has spent the past year trailing him, talks to Britain’s most popular actor.

Just because I love Doctor Who and David Tennant and I’m excited and sad at the same time to see his last episodes as The Doctor.

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1 Response to "Sunday Link Love"

Why Do We Need to Believe that Men Are Inept?

Patriarchal societies limit the areas where women can apply themselves and excel to the private sphere. Kinder, Küche, Kirche (Children, Kitchen and Church) are considered specifically female pursuits. The sphere of Church does not, of course, need women as pastors. they are only needed as sheep ready for indoctrination.

Continue reading here:
http://clarissasbox.blogspot.com/2009/12/why-do-we-need-to-believe-that-men-are.html

What Women Need According to Washington Post

http://clarissasbox.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-women-need-according-to-wapo.html

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