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Feminists Demand Quotas for Award Nominations at Cannes Film Festival

What does “equality” mean? This is the question people fail to ask when they accept the claim that feminism is simply about equality. Most people think of “equality” as a synonym for fairness, and are willing to agree to a definition of feminism as equality, because everybody is in favor of fairness, right? If you […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Deadpool

— compiled by Wombat-socho So I finally got around to seeing the much-anticipated, er, superhero movie this afternoon, and it was everything the trailers promised AND MORE. Hilarious. Ultra-violent. Touching. Brutal – it was all these things, and unlike previous Marvel comic-book movies, it was not one to take your children to. In fact, I’m […]

Rave Review for ’13 Hours’

  John Nolte (@NolteNC) at Breitbart’s Big Hollywood: Director Michael Bay’s riveting, heartbreaking, and infuriating “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” opens with five simple words: “This Is a True Story.” What it should have read was, “This Is a True Story The Media Has Covered Up For Years.” God damn these people to […]

With The Master Of The Hounds:
The Hugo Nominees

— by Wombat-socho It’s been highly amusing reading Brad Torgersen’s blog lately, what with the recent public meltdown of Sasquan GoH David Gerrold, Arthur Chu “helping” NPR with a hamfisted report on the goings-on, and other hilarity. Looming in the background, of course, is the steady increase in supporting memberships resulting from #GamerGate taking notice […]

Less-Than-Surprising Praise

To say @AlisonWillmore enjoyed the new Reese Witherspoon movie is like saying a 13-year-old boy enjoys masturbation. Reese Witherspoon Plays The Year’s Most Satisfying Female Character In “Wild” The headline was sufficiently orgasmic I actually tried to read Ms. Willmore’s gooey wetness of a review and gathered that Wild is one of those dull movies […]

Interstellar

— by Wombat-socho I was extremely fortunate to get a comp ticket to see Interstellar at the National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center out by Dulles; first because the theater there is one of those ginormous IMAX installations, and second because Interstellar is a pretty good movie. Christopher Nolan deserves a lot of credit […]

A Lesbian Feminist Horror Movie

Lesbian actress Ingrid Jungermann (left) and director Stewart Thorndike. Working on “Sex Trouble,” my continuing series about radical feminism, I routinely search Twitter for relevant news and commentary. Searching for “lesbian feminist,” this headline popped up: Lyle Director Stewart Thorndike on Making the Lesbian Version of Rosemary’s Baby and the Need for Feminist Horror We […]

Sex Trouble: Feminists Worry That Disney Movies Are Making Girls Heterosexual

Jasmine was a victim of Aladdin’s magic patriarchal carpet. Is your daughter a victim of male oppression? Blame Aladdin — as well as The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Lion King and Toy Story 2. Disney cartoons and other G-rated children’s movies are full of “gendered sexuality,” subjecting women to the male “objectifying gaze,” as “heterosexuality is constructed through hetero-romantic […]

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