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Wonder Woman’s Female Gaze

Scavenger’s Hoard podcast took a break from their normal Star Wars discussions to talk about Wonder Woman.  Rachael, one of the hosts, recounted her epiphany, “Ah!  This is what it is like to have the female gaze in a film!” … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random Reylo Thoughts Part 8: My Want’s, Rey’s Wants

This is going to be a composite post, and a long one at that.  Brace yourself. Part 1: What I Want  First of all, I am going to talk about my want for Rey.  In several posts, I have said … Continue reading

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My First Experience With Taming of the Shrew

When I was in college, I took two classes on Shakespeare; one devoted to Tragedies and the other devoted to Comedies.  In the Comedies class, we met each Friday in the black box theater to read and act out Taming … Continue reading

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Simone Biles and the Appeal of Gymnastics

Just before the last Olympics, I wrote several articles about The Problem of Gymnastics.  The articles dealt with the numerous injuries that seem to plague the gymnasts.  The very real danger that the gymnasts face makes it difficult for me … Continue reading

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Why I Write Films About Women

There are times when I wonder how much longer I will continue my series Films About Women. I am thinking that I may take a break from that series next March. I may take it up again at a later … Continue reading

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My BFF Won the Nobel Peace Prize!

Malala Yousafzai has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her work for education for girls around the world.  I could not be happier for my BFF. Congratulations Malala, God bless you, and continued success!

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Women Kick Ass: Divergent and Teenage Girl’s Action Films

SPOILERS! In honor of the US Premiere of the film Divergent, I want to reflect on the phenomenon of teenage girls in an action movie. Ten years ago, when the Harry Potter phenomenon was at its apogee, a reviewer asked … Continue reading

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