Opinion: Let’s stop asking female actors stupid questions

I wonder how important it was for Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Paul Bettany that their characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron were intelligent as well as being sexy? I’ll be waiting a long time for the answer, since no one asked them that insulting question at the London press…

Feminism and The 100 – part two

I’ve already dealt with leadership in The 100, which I think clearly shows the show’s feminist credentials, but there’s plenty more going on, and we’ll start with something that often defines women in television…Motherhood Mothers are vulnerable, right? They’re either too busy being emotional wrecks because of their children, or sacrificing themselves for their kids,…

Feminism and The 100 – part one

The 100 – a teen drama full of gorgeous people, carefully crafted settings, a lot of drama, and a good dash of romance? Well, yes. But somewhere along the way, as I watched season one of The 100, I realised it’s also something more. Somehow, The 100 went from being a piece of dystopian fun…