A word on feminism….

The reaction I get from a lot of men when I talk to them about feminism is not that they’re against it, but rather, that they don’t see the point. “Women already have rights,” they say. And I’m lucky enough to live in a nation where that is true. Women can vote, women can go…

Cho Chang: Why the books may not have been fair to her

I came across this poetry slam video by Rachel Rostad a few years ago, and it really did get me thinking about the comparisons between Harry Potter’s two love interests, Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley. When I first heard Rachel’s poem, it really resonated with me because I did wonder why Harry’s “weaker” love interest was…

Strong Disney Female Leads: Does Anna from Frozen fit the bill?

Many viewers touted Anna’s character in Frozen as a welcome change from the stereotypical Disney princess–and many thought this was a nice departure from the feminine, perfect, dainty female stereotype. To me, however, this only perpetuated a different female stereotype: the stereotype of the “adorkable,” quirky, awkward, spunky, girl who doesn’t need to be rescued and isn’t…

Why Frozen just isn’t my favorite Disney film

So I know this is almost a year after Frozen debuted in theaters, and while I did watch the film shortly after it came out in theaters, I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I wasn’t blown away by it until watching it for the second time, as I did earlier today. As I…

Why I Don’t Like Ginny Weasley

So, I wanted to take a break from all the serious, heavy analyses of the Potter books and take on a more casual tone for this discussion of a subject I feel rather strongly about. It’s a bit controversial, and there’s a good chance I’m outnumbered in my opinion. I’m just going to come out…

If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.

Most writers would agree that our reasons for writing hasn’t changed over the years. People still write to communicate, and people still write to share and preserve knowledge and ideas. What has changed is the way our generation, with all its digital and technological innovations, has influenced writing. These are the topics that this blog…