Where are all of the fathers?

As viewers and readers of media across the world watch mothers and other birthing parents experience bloody birth, clean up bodily fluids, discipline rowdy toddlers, guide their children through math homework and elementary school essays, chaperone middle schoolers to field trips, and give teens the uncomfortable sex talk, it eventually begs the question: Where are all of the fathers? 

Girlboss.

The television show Girl Boss debuted on Netflix in 2017, depicting the life of Sophia Amuroso, female founder and CEO of the company Nastygal. The show was considered a flop, with only a 32% on rotten tomatoes, and was canceled after one season. Despite the lack of success of the show, the term ‘girlboss’ has … Continue reading Girlboss.

The Last Man Standing: Survivor and Gender

Close your eyes and picture a survivalist, fighting against the elements on a deserted island. What do they look like? Something like this? Or maybe this: Or maybe one of these: The image of a strong (usually white) man using his muscles and wit to weather the wilderness has a unique place in the cultural … Continue reading The Last Man Standing: Survivor and Gender

What THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) Tells Us About Gaslighting

If you're anything like me, seeing the word "gaslighting" makes you want to throw your phone into the nearest body of water. Over the past few years (chiefly, since the 2016 election), we've seen the term continue to pop up in the realm of politics and everyday life. I think this rise in frequency is … Continue reading What THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020) Tells Us About Gaslighting