The film and television industry is making me a feminazi

And I really don’t want to be one. I consider myself a feminist in that I am a woman who thinks that women should be able to do whatever the fuck they want with themselves and have equal access/opportunity as men. But I don’t like getting militant about it, because that’s usually when people start writing you off as a nut and rolling their eyes and generally tuning you out. But sometimes, no matter how hard I try to keep an even keel, eventually the effect of a hundred slings and arrows reaches the point that there’s nothing left but the Boudicean rage of a thousand years of repression and oppression. On that note, let’s talk about Vanity Fair. Continue reading “The film and television industry is making me a feminazi”

“I don’t care if you like it” as feminism: A Bossypants review

First, in the spirit of full disclosure, let me acknowledge that I am a huge fan of Tina Fey. In my head, she’s like my cool Aunt Tina who gives me advice to help me make Good Life Decisions. I really do find myself asking, What would Tina do? on a near-daily basis. I live my life in such a way that should I ever meet Tina, she wouldn’t be embarrassed by me. She might be the only famous person I would get really star struck by, at this point. So yeah, I love her. Continue reading ““I don’t care if you like it” as feminism: A Bossypants review”