It’s not just about the fact that she falls in love with another girl, but what Utena Tenjou does for those of us who never played by society’s gender rules.
From the OUT 100 to the first lady of Zambia to Michelle Tea’s marriage, it turns out there was a lot of queer shit going down while I was working late nights in the office.
If you’re looking for a primer in all the ways that modern media is still failing queers, this film is a good start.
“Where We Are On TV” has some promising and not-so-promising numbers for queer women on the teevee, and also raises some questions about how we quantify “representation” in the first place for all groups.
The first thing you should know about “Concussion” is that Robin Weigert has sex.
The East Coast’s largest anime convention had everything an anime fan could want, including some interesting conversations about representation of women in anime.
A man decided it was time for a “women’s publication that puts world news and politics alongside beauty tips.” He got $6.5 million to make it happen. When the women who work in women’s media found out, everyone’s head exploded.
“By the way, just to keep the record straight, I was fucking HER! She wasn’t “fucking Lea DeLaria”! I’M THE TOP!”
Here’s hoping she gives Gladys a call during the show!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took a big step into the present by selecting its first ever African-American president and third woman president.
“The failure of a female prime minister is seen to reflect the failure of women in positions of power. Gillard had to be better than any politician before, and even when she was just as problematic, divisive and changeable as her opponents and Rudd, she was attacked more viciously than they ever were. “
What do the leading names in science fiction tell us about the future of gender?
Last year the NMA nominated zero ladies in its prime categories but this year we snagged half the noms! Why? Plus, I’ve got an epic rundown on everything you need to know about every ladyjourno finalist.
WGA West President Chris Keyser summed up the relevance of the findings. “We can’t tell the whole story if only half of us write it.”
“The BBC may have axed Lip Service, and have run out of Sarah Waters books to dramatize, but they do seem to be making a commitment to representing LGB people and admitting that they could do better.”
“Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is. Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there’s not a lot of roles for us.”
A self-proclaimed “Professional Gay” and the woman behind the provocative essay rebuffing Paul Ryan’s RNC speech, Sally Kohn also happens to be the most optimistic person we’ve ever spoken to about politics.
As it turns out, watching strong women kick ass is good for society and your mental health.