The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions



Ladies Who Wrecked the Golden Globes

I didn't want to watch Golden Globes, because I gave up on them last year and it felt amazing to have that Sunday evening to myself.  This year, underwhelmed and unfamiliar with most of the films and shows, at the... Continue Reading →


And Another Reason to Love Moana

There are many reasons to love the movie Moana, the 2016 Disney animation about a young Polynesian girl struggling to both heal her island and to realize her full potential.  When watching in theatres, I found myself in tears as... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Lights shows the whole picture of the violence of commodification

I recently had the opportunity to finally watch Beyond the Lights (Thanks Netflix!).  I was excited to watch another film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (from Belle) and also Minnie Driver (who rocks), and by a female writer-director (Gina Prince-Bythewood), but I... Continue Reading →

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