In Sherlock, the man who has trouble writing female characters had an ideal fix to his problem: a world where women aren’t expected, wanted, or needed.
This is no time for lethargic fatalist reflection. It is time to make a difference.
Shareholder activism puts the power back in the hands of the people. Owning shares in a company does involve a direct investment in the system, but the way those shares are used may run contrary to the tendency of capitalism to put profit before all else.
Will the creators be able to walk the tightrope here, balancing the disparate elements of the show to keep viewers engaged? Or is Bones about to go off the rails? Or has it already fallen?
Doctor Who fans are not likely to be disappointed by “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe”
In 2011, 14 states passed laws ostensibly to prevent ‘fraud’ at the polls. These laws, championed by Republicans, were primarily aimed at an entirely different purpose: Limiting voting rights for poor people, people of colour, nonwhite people, people with disabilities, younger people, and older adults. Many voters in this demographic, oddly enough, tend to vote with the Democratic party.
Once again, the male voyage of discovery is for all audiences; it’s the literary fiction, the tour de force, the New York Times bestseller, while the female voyage of discovery is the mass paperback romance novel in the supermarket checkstand, ‘chick lit,’ romance, primary of interest to women readers.
The decision to place Revenge in The Hamptons created an ideal opportunity to retain the class issues embedded in The Count of Monte Cristo and update them for a new audience.
If I were living in an oppressive matriarchy — a world dominated by a feminist “herd mentality,” a world where women were reduced to drab, numb “anodyne drones” — wouldn’t I know it?
Emily Manuel talks to Samhita Mukhopadhyay about her book Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life, which discusses contemporary dating mores and gender roles, and the challenge of finding fulfilling relationships in a patriarchal world.