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Bachelorettes, Boy Bands, Beyoncé! Plus: rebel Grrrl Revisited.

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

• Gaming the approach: Are Women-Led games D.O.A.?

The complain List

||| at the Hips—Why fats is a queer and feminist issue

||| at the News—Idle not more activists are speaking—but are the govt and media listening?

||| On Ritual—The gigantic company of bachelorette parties

::: All Hail the Queen?—What do our perceptions of Beyonce's feminism say approximately us?

::: Lens Crafting—How frames switch the best way we learn the news

::: Revisiting the Riot—An interview with punk veteran Mimi Thi Nguyen

::: Housebound—Why the dollhouse metaphor continues to be so indelible

::: darkish Habits—American Horror tale: Asylum and the Gothic-nun tradition

\\\ Prep Talk—The literary legacy of British boarding-school stories

\\\ Written Off—Why aren't black girl screenwriters getting their due?

\\\ Hopeless Romantics—The secure sexuality of boy-band mania

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Adventures in Feministory Comics: Gyo Fujikawa by means of Andi Zeisler

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In your essay you talk about the idea of being a “killjoy” by pointing out riot grrrl’s many flaws. For many women, riot grrrl was their introduction to feminism. I’m curious: What has been the reaction to your article? Have people accused you of putting a damper on a movement that was formative to their feminism? I haven’t heard one negative word about the essay so far. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive—from others in that cohort, from feminist scholars wholly outside of the scene.

Framing, in an academic context, refers to how societies organize, perceive, and communicate about reality. For our purposes, we can define it as a term that refers to the propensity of media, political organizations, and social movements to use rhetoric and persuasive techniques in ways that encourage some interpretations of information and discourage others. In other words, it’s a way that the media shapes public discourse. ) Frames are so inherent to the way we think that they can go largely unnoticed.

She quarantined him on the second floor, and I caught glimpses of him carrying a basket of laundry. The words used to set the scene for the interviewer are harsh, strong verbs that evoke submission and domination: forbade, dominate, quarantine. She is able to catch only “a glimpse” of the man of the house, and only while he’s engaged in an emasculating activity— laundry. The paragraph is carefully constructed to persuade the reader that modern gender roles have reversed rather than progressed—with men now donning the traditionally female submissive, housebound mantle, much the worse for wear.

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