BY Andrea Stopa in General on Apr 15, 2014 |
When we talk about Harry Potter and JK Rowling, it is largely with high praise. Rowling is a powerful female author and creator of an entire fantasy world that has inspired countless people of all ages across the globe.
That's all fine and dandy, but Rachel Rostad wants to cut the shit and be the one to say what others won't, and highlight the series' lack of dynamic characters of color. Just listen to what she has to say:Omg she is such a ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Style File on Feb 25, 2014 |
If you're anything like me, you enjoy a good quote about feminism. If you even more like me, you enjoy displaying your abrasive-t0-the-norm beliefs as loudly and as often as possible. Wicked Clothing is an online store full of nerdy, feminist goodies. I found the site when looking at this amazing self-defense cat keychain every girl/person should have:
Super awesome, right?? Well their other non-pointy stuff is great too. Spend some time browsing this ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Feb 03, 2014 |
I wouldn't call it "regret" exactly but in a recent interview J.K. Rowling admits to selfish motives regarding the beloved romance between 2/3rds of our favorite trio.
From the hybable article on the matter:
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined ... Read More
As a child, I fell in love with the Harry Potter series in large part because of its animals, its giant spiders and hissing snakes. Remember the magical Thestral, the winged horse visible only to those who have seen death? They are my personal favorite, and the image my young self conjured while reading the books still haunts me.
Here’s some good news for all you Harry-animal lovers: J.K. Rowling is writing a screenplay for Warner Bros. ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in Feminizzle on Jul 29, 2013 |
As the YA genre has risen in popularity in recent years, the number of female protagonists has also grown in both books and film. Besides the obvious awesomeness of this, it’s especially great for there to be strong female characters in books for younger teens. I remember having a hard time finding many books with girls as the main characters beyond anything written by Tamora Pierce when I was in middle school. (Not complaining, though. All her characters ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in General on Jul 03, 2012 |
Spoiler alert: if you have been living under a rock and have not yet read or watched Harry Potter, first of all, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, and second of all, you probably shouldn’t read this blog. It contains spoilers, and I wouldn’t want to ruin the amazing experience that you can have as soon as you’re done chillin’ with worms. Not that I’m judging.
We ride-or-die Harry Potter fans know all about Lord ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny in Feminizzle on Mar 23, 2012 |
I love that feeling when two of your favorite things are suddenly merged into one beautiful internet meme (Arrested Westeros anyone?), so I was thrilled to find out about Feminist Harry Potter, a Tumblr that’s in the business of “feminist theory consciousness raising, one Harry Potter reference at a time.”
One of the things that makes Harry Potter so much fun is the variety of female characters that are integral to the storylines. While the blog ... Read More
Over time Band of Outsiders have created some of my favorite campaign shots simply because they've somehow managed to make their well-known models look like randomly stylish people who happened to be caught on film. Past campaign stars include Jason Schwartzman, Kirsten Dunst, and Andrew Garfield, whose photos all turned out charmingly cinematic. I may have missed the past few Happy Potter films, but when I heard that Rupert Grint and Tom Felton ... Read More
BY Gabi in Sexy on Feb 11, 2011 |
Just in time for Valentines Day, we bring you the honorable mentions for “Who is your ultimate fantasy dream fuck?” from the write-in answers of our Sex Survey (in the latest issue!). Many readers skip the celebrities altogether and say they fantasize about their boyfriends or husbands. Many say their fantasy-fucks are “that cute kid from class” or “that guy I had a crush on when I was 15”. Awww! There’s a lot of ... Read More