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Sincere feminism: Mindy Kaling’s narrative of confidence, hard work, and pleasure

In Feminism, Narrative, Pop Culture, Women and Novels by indulgence_old

“It’s so weird being my own role model. I recommend it.” –Mindy Lahiri, “The Mindy Project,” S1 E1 “Confidence is just entitlement. Entitlement has gotten a bad rap […] But entitlement is simply the belief that you deserve something. Which is great. The hard part is, you’d better make sure you deserve it […] I’m usually hyper-prepared for whatever I …

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Big Little Lies: Female Alliance as the Synthesis of the Psychosexual Hegelian Dialectic of Domestic Abuse

In Featured, Feminism, Pop Culture by indulgence_old

By Renee Zhu Celeste Wright, portrayed by Nicole Kidman in the series Big Little Lies adapted from Liane Moriarty’s eponymous 2014 novel, is educated, intelligent, beautiful, and formally a successful lawyer before she retreats to domestic life upon the request of her husband, Perry, portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård. The show recounts the tale of her seemingly perfect marriage, in addition …

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Materials of Indulgence

In Feminism, Pop Culture, Submissions/Outreach by indulgence_old

by Angelina Eimannsberger, with Ian Kennedy We called this magazine Indulgence because we enjoy enjoying–carbs, texts, thoughts, tv, and many other things. One of our special favorites is indulging in femininity. Makeup, clothes, girl friendship, and pink are often considered trivial, domestic, and superficial things. To us, lived experience is the real deal and we can’t stop thinking about it. In that …

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Twosome is awesome, dear

In Current, Feminism, Pop Culture by indulgence_old

By Angelina Eimannsberger The Women’s March on Washington was a success because women teamed up. We need an action plan to keep the momentum going, and a few recent fiction publications might give us a hint on where to go. If we can’t count to the hundreds of thousands every day then lets count to two instead. Zadie Smith and Elena Ferrante …

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Girls Girls Girls

In Feminism, Pop Culture by indulgence_old

“And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”- HRC by Mindy Silverado The girls who had to watch Hillary concede the presidency also will be able to watch Gilmore Girls–A Year in the Life, which …