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Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part VI: Anson and the Boys

If you're confused, it's because you've wandered into the middle of my series about the movie Easy A! Click for Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, or Part V. Last time, we talked about Olive's relationship to other women and how her reputation made her too dangerous for them to associate with, and… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part VI: Anson and the Boys

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Gender, Movies, Musing, Reviews

Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part V: Mrs. Griffith

Hello! You've found Part V of my entirely overlong series on the film Easy A. Click for Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV. Yesterday, I touched on Olive's best friend, Rhiannon, and the way that sex-negative thinking can pit girls against one another and create rifts between friends. Today, I am going to… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part V: Mrs. Griffith

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Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part IV: Rhiannon

This is Part IV of my ongoing series about slut-shaming in the movie Easy A. Click for Part I, Part II, or Part III. Welcome back! Yes, we're still talking about Easy A. Yesterday I talked about Brandon, and how slut-shaming affects the homosexual community, and why that's stupid. Today, though, we're back on women, because Easy A is… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part IV: Rhiannon

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Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part III: Brandon

This is Part III of my series on the film Easy A. Click for Part I and Part II. Yesterday, we talked about Marianne as a representation of the role religious dogma and excessive concern about the opinions of others plays in slut-shaming, and how that way of thinking creates a communication barrier between accusers and… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part III: Brandon

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Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part II: Marianne

Welcome back to another installment of Morgan-cares-way-too-much-about-movies: Easy A edition! For those of you just tuning in now, be sure to start with my post from last week about the film's protagonist, Olive Penderghast. Today, we're moving on to the character who is, arguably, the film's antagonist: Marianne Bryant, played by Amanda Bynes. Marianne's defining… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part II: Marianne

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Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part I: Olive

If you haven't seen Easy A, stop reading and go watch it right now before I spoil the hell out of it with this post. No, seriously, I'll wait. Your life is in dire need of this movie. It's witty and intelligent, it's meta as hell, it passes the freaking Bechdel Test which shouldn't be as… Continue reading Easy A: A Study in Slut-Shaming, Part I: Olive