1. Women Versus the World: How the Media Pits Women Against Each Other

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    February 9, 2014 by sotuachair

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    It’s awards season and you know what that means! It’s time to compare women based on their fashion sense, political …
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  2. The Prodigal Feminist – January Pressures

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    January 12, 2014 by sotuachair

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    The Prodigal Feminist Returns from her sabbatical. I’m sorry for disappearing from this for so long – to find out …
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  3. How “Strong Female Characters” Are Making it Harder for Teens

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    September 14, 2013 by sotuachair

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    I’m mostly talking about Film Adaptations of Teen/Kids Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels. I’m talking about the Film Adaptations in …
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  4. When People are Prejudice: Women Get Fired

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    August 11, 2013 by sotuachair

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    And Men get their slap on the wrist. It has been quite the racially charged summer – with the Zimmerman …
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  5. An Ode to Patrick Stewart

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    July 28, 2013 by sotuachair

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    This isn’t really an Ode. I’m not particularly in the poetic mood at the moment, but here’s a post dedicated …
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  6. Women Writers and their Male Nom de Plumes

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    July 17, 2013 by sotuachair

    Credit goes to Jezebel!

    I love books. I live books, I breathe them (on a day to day basis, thanks to Barnes and Noble). …
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  7. Choice Feminism and Critique

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    June 26, 2013 by sotuachair

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    I’m currently reading this book Mirror Mirror Off the Wall, about a woman who spent and entire year without mirrors. …
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  8. I Am Terrified of the Internet

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    June 19, 2013 by sotuachair

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    Seriously. I’m not even joking right now. I realize that, simply by typing this up and posting it on my …
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Looking Forward To:

Films!
Looking Forward To:

January
August: Osage County
Not only is this movie bound to pass the Bechdel Test with flying colors (have you seen how many women are in this?), but it also happens to be one of my favorite plays of all time and is one of the reasons I'm obsessed with Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.

Vampire Academy
I'm not a huge fan of the teen books these days, only because there are so many of them with the same plot that I just couldn't take it anymore. But since watching the trailer for Vampire Academy, I'm actually pretty intrigued. Fun times abound!

Unfortunately, there just doesn't seem to be that many movies with more than one female character in the next couple of months. Here's crossing my fingers that more show up!

TV!
Hello Winter. Hello Spring Shows! While I wait for my favorites (Scandal, Revenge, and Parenthood), here are a couple that I'm looking forward to starting or continuing:

Believe
I hope they get a few more female characters in there, but I love a good show about supernatural powers. This follows a young girl who gains powers and the people protecting her from the baddies - mainly a former death-row inmate.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I haven't really spoken about the show on here yet, so I'm doing so now. I absolutely love it. I know it's been receiving a lot of criticism - slow to start, sometimes hard to follow, it doesn't "feel" like a Marvel show, blah blah blah - but I actually enjoy it. Like any Whedon show, it is slow to follow because he's building the suspense and he's developing characters. The heart-wrenching kick-assery happens more the further we go. Plus, I'm sorry, when Coulson yells "Don't ever tell me there's no way!" in the first episode, my heart jumped.

Books!
Currently Reading:

Just as a quick note, I'm reading like four things right now. I work at a bookstore, I pick up a book, and then I start. It's getting difficult to balance!

Also, I'm attempting to read 40 books this year. I'm already two books in. Last year, I started the year thinking "50 books!" and then knocked it down to 30 due to personal things. But here's to 2014 giving me a little more free time!

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
-I don't know if I've mentioned it on here, yet, but I love Marvel Comics. The superheroes are so well pronounced and the relationships that they develop - and then the fact that all of the heroes know each other and their lives intertwine - it's so dynamic. I love world-building. This book is about how all of that was started. It's so interesting to read and I think it would be a great idea to take something like this and turn it into a Mad Men-esque show.

What I'm Reading Next

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
-This is the third installment in the Veronica Roth series, Divergent. I wasn't a huge fan of the other two books, but once I start a series, I have to finish it. It does have a good premise and the author's story can capture the imagination, but it's just not as strong as I'd like it to be. I hope this book helps to change my mind.

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