Reviews

‘Sugar Sisters’ exemplifies the failures of third wave feminism

A CBC documentary called Sugar Sisters: Confessions of a Sugar Baby aired on Thursday. The film claims to “explore the globally popular phenomenon of sugar dating,” something we’re told is “heavily stigmatized.” In watching Sugar…

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt takes on women’s trauma and healing

Finally, a comedy series about REAL woman-problems… Like PTSD! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a Netflix original series, recently released its second season to further critical acclaim. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s second TV…

Carol shows us a secret world of women… minus the male gaze

Aside from being a cool drink of female perspective in the scorched desert of male-dominated American cinema, the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Carol, stands on its own as a triumph of…

Some of our movie-favourites from 2015

Susan and Meghan tag-teamed our 2015 movie picks this year in order to give you a well-rounded selection, but be sure to let us know what we missed (there were at least…

Aftermath: How to tell a good rape story

At age 52, Andrea Dworkin was drugged and raped in Paris. She published a partial account in New Statesman in 2000, but it wasn’t until after her death (of natural causes) that…

Trainwreck: Feminist progress or postfeminist warning?

Warning: Contains minor spoilers Amy has it all. She’s a “boss bitch” with a sick apartment and a job as a writer in NYC. Her character, also called Amy, sleeps with a…

‘Hot Girls Wanted’… For a month or two

Rashida Jones’ documentary, Hot Girls Wanted (now available on Netflix), explores the world of “amateur porn,” a booming industry thanks to a never ending influx young women, ready and willing, no coercion…