Entry 122715- When You’re Loved
Feminism / Poetry / The Feels

Entry 122715- When You’re Loved

When you’re loved, However imperfectly, You know what is and isn’t love. You know that being wanted isn’t love. And being valued isn’t, either, For value goes only so far as a man measures himself against infinite loss.  Your insides, which run both cosmically and mechanically,  A blessed series of cyclical systems,  Verify the intent … Continue reading

‘Appropriate Behavior’: The Importance of Unromantic Comedy
Feminism / Film / Society

‘Appropriate Behavior’: The Importance of Unromantic Comedy

In an awards season teeming with adorable, quirky romantic comedies, Desiree Akhavan’s decidedly unromantic comedy is a nice departure from average depictions of relationship woes. In ‘Appropriate Behavior’ protagonist Shirin (played by writer/director Akhavan) struggles with finding her way in the world, stuck between her traditional Iranian family’s expectations and her own desires after a … Continue reading

‘Obvious Child’: A Continuation of Last Year’s Brilliant Feminist Rom-Com Magic
Feminism / Film / Society

‘Obvious Child’: A Continuation of Last Year’s Brilliant Feminist Rom-Com Magic

Back in 2014, I wrote that ‘In a World‘ was the first truly feminist romantic comedy I’d ever seen. The fact that there was a female protagonist with sexual and career-oriented agency, who’s main focus was not how her hair looked when her crush walked by, but that she liked him…and he liked her. There’s … Continue reading