I Told You So: A Story of Puberty, Cole Sprouse, and Vindication

When I was twelve, I was an odd duck.We sort of already touched on this before, but there are some things that I haven't been willing to admit, especially on such a public, permanent platform. Things that very few people in my past know, thanks to the fringe benefits of being a military brat who … Continue reading I Told You So: A Story of Puberty, Cole Sprouse, and Vindication

Belinda Blumenthal vs. Wonder Woman: Who is 2017’s Foremost Feminist Icon?

© DC Comics It's a monumental period for women's representation in the media. Rey and Jinn from Star Wars, the ladies of Game of Thrones, the cast of Hidden Figures, Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor. This influx of well-written, inspiring women is awesome and long-awaited, and yet none of them are quite as vital, quite as … Continue reading Belinda Blumenthal vs. Wonder Woman: Who is 2017’s Foremost Feminist Icon?

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”

Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. I am so tired. The episode opens with One-Eyed Batshit Janine handing off her baby to her commander's wife, though it's far from a smooth transaction. Janine is understandably resistant to let her baby go, though after her rapist/baby daddy gives her a reassuring nod, Janine relinquishes her daughter. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”

Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els

As promised, the long-anticipated (lol) discussion of Belinda Blinked 3, Chapter 2. We’ve got Els back on the blog to help us through this gorgeous trainwreck of a novel and discuss the delicate nuances of Rocky Flinstone’s latest offering. Grace: This is weird, we've never done a chat in this format before. Welcome back to … Continue reading Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 8, “Jezebel’s”

Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. This week we're introduced to the shameless hypocrisy of Gilead's misogynistic new world order via Offred's attendance at a swanky 'secret' brothel. She's lucky enough to bag an invite from the creepy Commander Beardface, and we're lucky enough to have trash cans on hand to puke into every time … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 8, “Jezebel’s”

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7, “The Other Side”

Last episode ended with a bombshell about Luke, Offred's husband, having survived his encounter with the Guardians. This episode, we learn what's happened to Luke since. It kicks off with a flashback, showing us the same scene as in episode one - June (Offred), Luke, and Hannah attempting to flee the new regime by car. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7, “The Other Side”