At Bitchflicks, friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at “How the ‘X-Men’ Films Failed Iconic Black Female Superhero, Storm.” “Originally introduced in 1975, Storm is widely celebrated as the first Black female superhero. Although The Butterfly in comic magazine Hell-Rider is technically the first. While the first […]
At The Establishment, Katherine Cross writes about robots, gender and Tay the chatbot. “We are being primed by many tech giants to see AI not as a future lifeform, but as an endlessly compliant and pliable, often female, form of free labor, available for sex and for guilt-free […]
At Black Girl Nerds, Monique Jones writes about Sleepy Hollow and the many problems with the season 3 finale. There are spoilers. “The chemistry between the two leads, Tom Mison and Beharie, was the only thing that kept mostly everyone tuned in. (I say most, because somehow, there […]
Teri Garr talks with The Onion about her roles in Tootsie, Oh, God, working with Elvis and more. “Teri Garr, who got her start as a go-go dancer in the background of swinging ’60s films like Pajama Party and a string of Elvis movies before breaking out as […]
“The film scholar Ben Singer estimates that between 1912 and 1920, about 60 action serials with female protagonists were released, totaling around 800 episodes.” More at The Atlantic.
At Tor.com, Liz Bourke writes about the double standard in how strong female characters are evaluated: “But show me a female character whose major characteristics are competence with violence, willingness to defy authority, and the occasional ability to make entertaining banter, and I’ll show you a character who—I […]