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Abduction as Romance

Abduction as Romance is a media trope where a man kidnaps or imprisons a woman and she eventually falls in love with him. Abduction as Romance is one of a series of popular media tropes where violence against women and abusive male behavior is presented as necessary, exciting, or romantic. SUPPORT THIS PROJECT If you’d […]

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Donald Trump And The Lovable Misogynist Trope

Why wasn’t Donald Trump’s blatant and unashamed misogyny a deal breaker for voters? I argue it has a lot to do with the ways pop culture, especially television sitcoms, work to normalizes sexist behavior. SUPPORT This videographic essay was made possible by support from viewers like you! If you’d like to see more videos focusing […]

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What Is Toxic Masculinity?

You may have bumped into the term toxic masculinity during your travels around the internet. It usually shows up in connection with particularly abusive male behavior, but what does it really mean? In this episode we take a closer look at the term using Biff from Back To The Future as our example. If you’d […]

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Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed

UPDATE #2: On January 10th 2013 I received a one line email from the YouTube team saying simply “The content has been reinstated.” UPDATE #1: Lionsgate has filed a bogus DMCA takedown on this fair use remix. I’m currently fighting to get it restored, in the meantime you can see the HTML5 popup version of Buffy vs Edward here. “I’m really […]

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What Would Buffy Do? Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen

I originally wrote this for a guest post on Women In Media & News. It was first published there on July 1st 2009. ———————– I usually try to stay away from forces of darkness, but last week I killed a famous vampire – and let me tell you, it was fun! Actually, I didn’t stake him myself […]

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