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A ’90s Womanly Review of SATC2

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Feeling weird about how ANGRY so many critics seem about the latest SATC? The backlash to the backlash has begun. See: Bust and New York Magazine. (Emily Nussbaum says the reviews to date amount to: “shut up, you stupid cunts”). 

Also, check out this very ’90s-feministy review of the Sex and the City 2 reviews mentioned in Nussbaum’s NY Mag piece. Continue reading


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Men Under Attaaaaaaaaaack!

Our conversation about men who are freaked out by Big Bad Feminism reminded me of how rampant this male anger against women-who-might-be-judging-them was in the 90s, as if that’s what feminism was all about: making men feel bad.

It couldn’t be that things were weird and bad for women (and for men!) in certain ways that women wanted to change. It had to be that we wanted to eradicate Maleness and lump all men into a Bad Man category.

I just stumbled upon this 1994 Time magazine gem entitled “Men: Are They Really That Bad?” I love that lots of 90s magazine archives are now online because they provide proof that we didn’t make this shit up. Anyway, be sure to read the whole thing here, but I’ll quote a few little things below. Continue reading

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WTF Is Up With This Year’s Super Bowl Commercials?

Yes, I am nostalgic for Cindy Crawford's tank top.

For fuck’s sake, is every single commercial on during the Super Bowl about women emasculating the men in their lives and then being righteously punished for it?  Is this evidence of some kind of violent backlash against the trend we’ve been discussing, that women are making more money than men? Does it reflect recession anxiety? Have they always been this bad, or am I just more sensitive because we’ve been talking about this stuff? The worst ones I’ve seen so far tonight are this one for the Dodge Charger: Continue reading


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Most Sexist Film of All Time?

Nineties Woman Melissa wrote in to say that Beyoncé is not such a feminist because she was in the film Obsessed. Just watched the trailer. Yowza. But there are worse ones! Here are five movies that betray a singular hatred of the ladies:

1. Major League

2. Fatal Attraction and all thrillers

3. Auteur movies from the 70s

4. Arty French rape movies

5. Little Black Book


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