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Incredibles 2 is our first real feminist superhero blockbuster (and yes, I’ve seen Wonder Woman)

Incredibles 2 is our first real feminist superhero blockbuster (and yes, I’ve seen Wonder Woman)

Don’t worry, no spoilers! Let me start off by saying that Wonder Woman portrays an important show of feminism for a blockbuster film. However, I thought the empowering nature of the film was distorted by its predictable storyline and overused tropes. I still think Wonder […]

Big Mouth and Challenging the Dialogue of Consent

Big Mouth and Challenging the Dialogue of Consent

Netflix reserves all rights. And don’t worry, no sponsored content. However, you’ll find a few spoilers. If you open Netflix on a Saturday night, looking for something to a watch, chances are you’ll come across an explicit cartoon, looking to challenge all your sensibilities. Cartoons […]

Pearl and Femininity in Steven Universe

Pearl and Femininity in Steven Universe

Steven Universe is unlike any other cartoon or ‘kids’ TV show. Femininity shines as a foundational pillar of the characters, music and animation. It’s also become a beacon for LGBTQ teens and young adults. There is so much going on in this show, it’s overwhelming. […]

Hooray! It’s Todd: How Todd remains content

Hooray! It’s Todd: How Todd remains content

Todd Chavez finds true happiness in his life by living outside of – what I call – cultural simulation. We see this in how Todd comes out as asexual, his relationship with Bojack and his own self-awareness. The creators paint Todd throughout the show as […]