The Simpsons

In Honor of ‘Veronica Mars’: A Spotlight on Father-Daughter Relationships

No matter what, Keith will always support Veronica

Mainly though, the movie’s release has reminded us of all the supposedly simple and universal the show portrayed so well, the things that shouldn’t be notable in today’s movies and TV, but somehow are: a platonic male-female relationship, a strong friendship between teen girls who never came to blows over looks or boys, a willingness to hold its heroine accountable for her flaws, and above all, an amazing father-daughter relationship.

Child and Teenage Girl Protagonists: The Roundup

The personification of freedom

Check out all of the posts for Child and Teenage Girl Protagonists Theme Week here.

Six Lessons Lisa Simpson Taught Me

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…Lisa takes a stand against the sexism spouting from the mouth of the new talking Malibu Stacy doll. Frustrated with the doll’s collection of sexist catchphrases that include “Let’s bake some cookies for the boys,” “Thinking too much gives you wrinkles,” and “My name’s Stacy, but you can call me *wolf whistle*,” Lisa collaborates with the creator of Malibu Stacy to create their own talking doll, Lisa Lionheart. When Malibu Stacy outsells Lisa Lionheart, our creator feels temporarily dejected, until she hears her own voice speaking behind her: “Trust in yourself and you can achieve anything.” She turns to see a girl her age hold a Lisa Lionheart doll in her hand and smile.

Bart Simpson’s Feminine Side

Written by Lady T.   Bart Simpson appreciating some gay culture In my umpteenth viewing of episodes from season four of The Simpsons, I noticed something that never occurred to me in my first viewings of the show: Bart Simpson has a feminine side. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. An episode in the […]

Bart Simpson’s Feminine Side

Written by Lady T.   Bart Simpson appreciating some gay culture In my umpteenth viewing of episodes from season four of The Simpsons, I noticed something that never occurred to me in my first viewings of the show: Bart Simpson has a feminine side. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. An episode in the […]

Futurama’s Fanservice

By Myrna Waldron Spoiler warning: Full summary of episodes from the currently airing Season 7. Trigger warning: Very brief reference to rape. From “Into The Wild Green Yonder,” Amy & Leela talking. Is it possible to still love something when you’re completely annoyed by it? This is how I feel about Futurama right now. I’ve […]