- What we talk about when we talk about pop culture
Parks and Recreation
- Female friendship and mentorship are important
- The work/life balance
- Leslie and Ben
- Career advancement motivated by compassion
- “The Fight”: Flawed relationships that are realistic as well as comedic
- “Beauty Pageant” and feminist ideals
- “Women in Garbage” and female representation
- http://www.thenation.com/blog/166311/republican-hearing-contraception-no-women-allowed# [Note: The episode aired a year after the hearing, so not as timely as we thought, but still relevant]
- Layered political messages
- Ron Swanson as male feminist in “Woman of the Year”
- Progressive human complexity
- The Langmans: Parks and Recreation’s Christianity problem
- Elizabeth Keane and biotexts
- Adoption as feminist choice
- More on the work/life balance
- Raymond Reddington: Pro-feminist Felon?
- Feminist missteps and the Final Girl
- This plot sounds kind of familiar…
- Et tu, Clarice Starling?
- Why do we equate power with violence?
- There is nothing new under the sun.
- A good conversation-starter
- Good v. Evil
Friday Night Lights
- It’s not really (just) about football
- Let’s talk about Tami, y’all.
- Even more on the work/life balance
- “How the Other Half Lives” and the principal’s husband
- Marital give-and-take is important in both life and art
- You will cry, and you should skip Season Two.
- Fighting with compassion behind it
- Thanks to all three Christian Feminist Husbands ™ for their support
- Christianity, hypocrisy, and individual religion
- Becky’s abortion: a nuanced portrayal
- Maude and Golden Girls
- Trophy Wife