Tag: sexism

“The Hat Pin Peril”

“On the afternoon of May 28, 1903, Leoti Blaker, a young Kansan touring New York City, boarded a Fifth Avenue stagecoach at 23rd Street and settled in for the ride. The coach was crowded, and when it jostled she noticed that the man next to her settled himself […]

“Horror is a Soothing Genre”

Longreads has an interview with author Sady Doyle on horror, true crime and gender. “I find that horror is almost a soothing genre, because it’s very validating. It’s often not that far [removed] from reality. It uses dream logic to tell its story, but it’s still one of […]

The Comics History of Carol Danvers

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century reviews the comics history of Carol Danvers, aka, Ms. Marvel, aka, Captain Marvel. Also, there’s some Rogue business in there or really there’s some Carol Danvers business in Rogue’s  history… you know what? Go read it. “Marvel’s many gloriously convoluted characters, Carol […]

“Truth In Jest”

At Hazlitt, Emma Healey writes about a particular scene in the fourth season of Louis CK’s Louie. “By the time Louie was in its fourth season, its protagonist had a lot of audience goodwill to burn, and C.K. seemed to want to do something legitimately complicated with it: […]

“Jesus, is that so hard?”

 Libba Bray writes about the process of turning her novel, Beauty Queens, which re-imagined Lord of the Flies among teen beauty contestants, into a film.  “But try, if you will, to imagine me with lasers coming out of my eyes while my internal organs became as the fires […]