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The Wedding Ringer and Bromantic Misogyny

Jeremy Garelick’s R-rated comedy The Wedding Ringer was released on Friday to modest box office (about $24 million) and minimal critical acclaim (it scored an unenviable 33% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes). It’s a typical January release; potentially horrid, not entirely notable in quality or concept, and used by the studio not to...

The Best Feminist Film Icons of 2014

Yes, the sad fact remains: Men still make the vast bulk of American feature films. And while more and more women are indeed finding their voices in the cinematic firmament all the time, we still frequently have to pick carefully through a small sliver of major releases to find the female directors. This is all common knowledge, sadly, and a lament...

The Top 5 Best & Worst Geek Moments of 2014

The geek community is continually flooded with a wide array of various events that are happening every day. Some of the events happens in the geek world are over-the-top amazing, and some of them are despicably bad. This list is dedicated to some of those big moments that went through this past year. Perhaps with this list we can (hopefully)...

Awesome Re-imaginings Of Male Pop Culture Icons By Women

  “For every given male character, there is a female version of that character….” Rule 63 of the internet. Crossplay, Gender-bent and swapped–whatever you want to call it, is in essence a celebration of the universality of characters. It’s prominence is seen in the con circuit where males and females transform...

Emma Watson Named Feminist Celebrity of 2014

Today Ms. Foundation for Women announced that Harry Potter star Emma Watson has been named the Feminist Celebrity of 2014. She received the most votes in a survey conducted by the Ms. Foundation, in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com. After her fantastic speech about feminism to the United Nations earlier this year, it’s no wonder. The top...