Annie Berke discusses Mary Tyler Moore’s portrayal of Laura Petrie to examine the fluid boundary between work and home in The Dick Van Dyke Show.Read more
Biden Memes and “Pussy Grabs Back”: Gendered Anger After the Election
Hollis Griffin / Denison University
Hollis Griffin discusses the popularity of Biden memes, their relation to gendered political discourse, and suggests memes like “Pussy Grabs Back” will persist instead while providing political motivation without similar gender trappings.Read more
Miniskirts and Wigs: The Gender Politics of Cross-Dressing on Lip Sync Battle
Britta Hanson / University of Texas at Austin
Britta Hanson examines the politics of cross-dressing and gender-bending performance on the popular show Lip Sync Battle, which ultimately contains such performances and reifies heteronormative gender roles.Read more
Fight Like a Girl: Deconstruction of Shōjo in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Coco Zhou / McGill University
Coco Zhou dissects the implications of shōjo in terms of feminist characters operating within — and defying — a patriarchal system using examples from Puella Magi Madoka Magi.Read more
Bambi Haggins considers how the “shady” protagonists, Olivia, Annalise, and Cookie, ambivalently challenge previous “Super Negro” televisual representation strategies.Read more
Avi Santo takes a closer look at a few so-called industry outsiders who are leading the charge to change girls’ play culture and guide them toward future STEM fields.Read more
“Smart is the New Cool”: Branding Project MC2’s S.T.E.M. Lifestyle
Avi Santo / Old Dominion University
Avi Santo explores the ways in which Project MC2 attempts to sell a brand and S.T.E.M to young girls.Read more
Coco Zhou examines the male and female identification process and gender dynamics underlying the shojo figure in Japanese anime and visual and popular culture.Read more
by: Judith Halberstam / University of Southern California
Let’s see how Little Children manages to sneak normativity into the plot as resolution for the problem of the community enforcement of …normativity!
by: Kim Akass and Janet McCabe
Sanctifying sexism as long as your target is a racist – this article explores the sexist discourse surrounding media coverage of the recent “race row” on the UK show Celebrity Big Brother and the controversial figure of Jade Goody.
by: Diane Negra / University of East Anglia
How CBS’ Close to Home redefines motherhood, community and family values.
by: Moya Luckett / New York University
The Girls Next Door plays with significant ideological contradictions as it tries to address the prevailing popularity of the Playboy bunny image with a new generation of women while trying to remove any taint of sexual exploitation from its girls.