I recently stumbled upon the tumblr account No Prehensilizing, a blog run by a 24-year-old graduate of film and philosophy. She shares many of my obsessions (Marvel, Starkid, Doctor Who, Mad Max), and she writes wonderfully intelligent critiques of popular media. Here are some of my favorite essays she has written, though I suggest you check out the whole blog!
- Mad Max: Fury Road vs. other action movies: What does it do differently with regards to women?
- What the hell, Joss Whedon? – Pt. IV: Why did Clintasha get Jossed?
- Feminized Men: Why do women identify with Marvel’s baddies?
- Masculinity in the Star Trek Reboot: Are you noticing a trend here?
I’m loving her site, and I hope you find something enjoyable there as well!