“I Want to Slap His Hideous, Beautiful Face”: Sexual Awakenings and First Crushes in ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Cross posted at Bitch Flicks for Sex Positivity Theme Week!   Society, education, media and film all contribute to the shame that young girls feel as they approach their teenage years. The shame of sexuality, the humiliation and disgust that goes hand in hand with newfound desires and feelings – most of which teenage girls […]

Feisty Feminism: Dissecting the Stereotype in 10 Things I Hate About You

When I was 15, Kat Stratford (the one and only Julia Stiles) was my hero. I couldn’t wait for the day when could back my car into one belonging a sexist schoolboy, speak out about inequality in English class and accept my scholarship to a British version of Sarah Lawrence. 10 Things I Hate About You (Gil […]

Happy Valley: A Response to the Female Victim

Fortunately, in the U.K. we have never had to yearn after strong female characters in our prime time  television dramas. I remember being only ten or eleven years old and watching the formidable Helen Mirren in reruns of the 1991 crime drama Prime Suspect. Despite facing criticisms and sexism in the workplace, she made solving […]