Editor’s Note: Boob Tube

Recently, on that social media site and time-suck known as Twitter, film critic Miriam Bale asked her female followers: “What is one of your earliest feminist stirrings from watching movies (or TV)?” The query was notable not only because of the swift responses (everything from the problematic ending of Grease to the pop power of […]

Rape on The CW: Veronica Mars and Sexual Assault

“You wanna know how I lost my virginity? So do I.” And so, less than 21 minutes into the pilot episode of the show’s first season, we know this about Veronica Mars (played by Kristen Bell): on top of being a whip-smart, hard-working (daughter of a) private investigator, she’s been raped at a party. And […]