Author: Kristin Devine

Kristin has humbly retired as Ordinary Times' friendly neighborhood political whipping girl to focus on culture and gender issues. She lives in a wildlife refuge in rural Washington state with too many children and way too many animals. There's also a blog which most people would very much disapprove of
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Here Comes the Groom(ing)

To claim that this is about misusing the word “grooming” is an attempt to hijack a very necessary conversation that we all should be having

first wives

The First Wives Snub

When it comes to thoughtless jerks insulting their first wives, Hollywood has no shortage of examples to choose from.


Shut Up, Boomer!

When it comes to vaccines, Baby Boomers are the most hypocritical hypocrites who ever hypocrite-ed

Siskel and Ebert

The Real Lesson of Siskel and Ebert

We need Siskel and Ebert.  If I had a giant Batsignal featuring a thumbs up sign in lieu of a bat, I’d totally use it to call them back to us

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: I Volunteer As Conscript

It’s pretty unfair to say, “but The Hunger Games characters had their agency removed!” I mean, yeah, duh, that was kind of the point.

Pepe le Pew

Pepe Le Pew Is Not A Role Model

But at least Pepe Le Pew lays the issue of rape culture where it belongs, at the feet of men, rather than telling women it’s THEIR fault

Ramona Quimby

Ramona Quimby Is Not A Role Model

I keep bumping up against the same theme. “Ramona Quimby is iconic because she’s so NAUGHTY!” these articles crow breathlessly.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: Bad Romance

Game of Thrones has lots of coitus and very little of what leads into it, except when it’s rapey, in which case we see it in exacting detail

Game of Thrones Redemption

Game of Thrones Rewatch: Redemption Song

I decided to look at the concept of fictional redemption arcs in Game of Thrones. In the GoT TV show, there are three main redemptive arcs.