One of the great things about the intersection of new media and feminism is that we (consumers and creators of media) are able to learn more about the efforts to improve women's lives and have unprecedented accessibility AND ability to assist organizations in need. As the holiday season continues, let your spirit of giving continue to support initiatives like the New Orleans Women's Health Clinic.
I would be remiss for not mentioning The Spirit, Frank Miller's PG-13 cleavagefest opening tomorrow. The Spirit features the longest roster of female talent in a comic book adaptation this whole year, but it's sadly a bunch of overstylized nostalgia - and a desperate amount of pandering eye candy for fanboys. And, according to Miller, this is all in the name of restoring manhood! More after the jump....
One of the biggest gifts this year in the arena of 'sports/exercise' is the Wii Fit. It is billed as a game and an exercise space, only better, and it's virtually impossible to find. You can do everything from yoga to table balancing and apparently so many people are into it, a new affliction has been named for it (the Wii Knee:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/3854172/Doctors-fear-a-Wii-knee-epidemic.html).
If you have a tendency to get sucked into bad movies starring formerly
famous actresses, you've probably watched some "Fa la la la Lifetime",
a month-long event in which Lifetime Television brings out its
considerable collection of Christmas movies.
Whether they're are about
Christmas dating, Christmas engagements, or Christmas weddings, the
movies usually to have a few things in common: sassy friends with Canadian
accents, insipid male love interests, excessive seasonal decorations,
embarrassing covers of Christmas carols, and unconvincing dye jobs.
I watched enough this year to discover a sub-genre that's even more unsettling than your average
cute-heroine-finds-Christmas-love story. I call it the Second Chance
This post has been delayed due to a series of Midwestern airport misadventures, but here's the round-up of last week's trailers: Beyonce in Obsessed, Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man, and Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine... after the jump!
Of all the lady cops on TV, Debra Morgan from Dexter is my fave. She's a dedicated cop with a very dirty mouth whose aggressive police work often intimidates male co-workers. But Deb (played by Jennifer Carpenter) is more than just another woman acting like one of the guys.
Are you still looking for a last-minute Christmas (or generalholiday) gift to give that special someone? How about a subscription toBitch? It's sure to please even the pickiest people on your giftlist. Just click on the winky drag king snowman (you don't read thatphrase everyday) in the upper right corner of the website, or click here to get started.
Another way to give the gift of Bitch is to send the subscription link on to those people who are still looking to put a gift under the tree for you! Why not email your Aunt Sally a link to Bitch and let her know what you'd really like for Christmas? No more fruitcake this year!
Also, don't forget that the latest issue of Bitch, Noir, is on newsstands now! Click on the "Latest Issue"link for a sneak peek. Makes a great stocking stuffer! (And don'tforget to get one for yourself too! You deserve it after all the hardwork you've done.)