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The Punisher Is A Metaphor For Non-Toxic Masculinity

Before landing the role of Frank Castle in Netflix’s now-cancelled The Punisher, Jon Bernthal nearly killed a man. It wasn’t his first brush with the law. From a very young age, Bernthal was frequently violent, and even spent some time in a jail cell for drug possession. If the man he nearly killed — a … Continue reading The Punisher Is A Metaphor For Non-Toxic Masculinity

GUEST POST: We Can’t Always Save Ourselves by Abby Petree

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 2: Damsel in Distress? Snow White, Puberty and Female Agency. To enroll in a future session of the class, click here. The following was written by … Continue reading GUEST POST: We Can’t Always Save Ourselves by Abby Petree

GUEST POST: Coexistence is Futile: “Feminism” and “Family-ism” by C.S. Johnson

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 1: The Importance of Fairy Tales and Why Feminists Get Them So Wrong. To enroll in a future session of the class, click here. The … Continue reading GUEST POST: Coexistence is Futile: “Feminism” and “Family-ism” by C.S. Johnson

The Sherlock Effect, And What It Has To Do With Fairy Tales

Benedict Cumberbatch looks like a cross between an otter and a halibut. If you saw him walking down the street (and you didn’t know he was Benedict Cumberbatch) you probably wouldn’t look twice. And yet — and yet — he’s frequently included in lists of the “sexiest men alive.” His sex appeal has spawned a … Continue reading The Sherlock Effect, And What It Has To Do With Fairy Tales

GUEST POST: The Princess Accepting Her Womanhood: Enchanted’s Take On The Snow White Parable by Eric M. Blake

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 2: Damsel in Distress? Snow White, Puberty and Female Agency. To enroll in a future session of the class, click here. The following was written by … Continue reading GUEST POST: The Princess Accepting Her Womanhood: Enchanted’s Take On The Snow White Parable by Eric M. Blake

GUEST POST: Missing the Forest for the Trees by Whitney Glaccum

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 1: The Importance of Fairy Tales and Why Feminists Get Them So Wrong. To enroll in a future session of the class, click here. The … Continue reading GUEST POST: Missing the Forest for the Trees by Whitney Glaccum

GUEST POST: Why A “Wicked Stepmother”? By Eric M. Blake

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 1: The Importance of Fairy Tales and Why Feminists Get Them So Wrong. To enroll in a future session of the class, click here. The … Continue reading GUEST POST: Why A “Wicked Stepmother”? By Eric M. Blake

Don’t Excuse Disney Princesses As “Products of Their Time,” They’re Relevant Even Now

The Little Mermaid turns 30 this year and, in celebration, the film is coming out of the Disney vault. Retrospectives abound, as do questions about whether or not this story, and its princess, hold up in the world of modern feminism. Everyone desperately wants it to — even modern feminists — because everyone (well, almost … Continue reading Don’t Excuse Disney Princesses As “Products of Their Time,” They’re Relevant Even Now