5 Reasons Why Tina Belcher is a Feminist Icon

After binge watching some dramatic shows like “Once Upon A Time” and “House of Cards,” I was in the mood to watch something lighter. I read a post in Bitch Media about how Tina Belcher, the oldest daughter on “Bob’s Burgers” is one of the only teenage girls on TV who pursues her own sexual advances, rather than responding to those of teenage boys.

This post made me decide to watch the show and I have a pretty good record of watching a season a day (I’m looking for a job so, believe me, I will have a life soon). I quickly realized that Tina Belcher is more than just a girl going through puberty with awkward sexual urges. She is a feminist icon.

Here’s why:

1. She isn’t afraid of her sexual urges.

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Girls are constantly taught to “protect” their virginity and to not pursue sex. However, girls – just like boys – feel awkward sexual urges when going through puberty. Tina doesn’t hold her urges back and even writes “erotic friend fiction” to release her sexual feelings toward Jimmy Pesto Jr. (her father’s rival, Jimmy Pesto’s son).

2. She loves butts and isn’t afraid to say Read more

I’m Going to Detroit!

Great news: The Feminist Feline has won a scholarship to attend Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit!

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Netroots Nation is an annual conference where progressive bloggers, activists, and leaders meet together to exchange ideas and network.

I am humbled to be attending this event as The Feminist Feline. Two years ago I started this blog because I was bored. Back then I never would have imagined my blog would take me this far. From gaining over 400 Twitter followers, joining the Her Campus Blogger Network, and being awarded a scholarship to attend Netroots Nation for free, The Feminist Feline has brought so many amazing opportunities. I can’t wait to see what will come next.

In addition, I hope you all like the new website. I thought that it was about time to spruce things up. Now it’s easier than ever to find the site. No more blogger crap, just simply TheFeministFeline.com.

Also, I’m proud to unveil my new logo, designed by the beautifully talented Sierra O’Mara Schwartz.

Please send me your comments on the new site. I want it to be the best it can be for you – my readers!

On that note, I’ll leave you all … Read more

Busting Common Tropes in ‘Once Upon a Time’

Now that it’s finally summer, I have decided to spend my summer how most college students do: watching a lot of Netflix. I saw on Tumblr that Elsa from Frozen was going to be on the new season of Once Upon a Time. As a Frozen super-fan and firm believer that “Let It Go” is the best song ever written, I knew I had to catch up on the series so that I could watch Elsa freeze some shit on TV in the fall.

It’s been less than a week and I’m almost done with season one. I love fairy tales, but Once Upon a Time brings so much more to the stories than what we’re familiar with.

In the show, the Evil Queen curses all of our favorite storybook characters to a small town in modern-day Maine called Storybrooke. It’s the place where there are no happy endings. No magic. No fun. However, Snow White’s daughter, Emma Swan can break the curse, but only if her son, Henry can make her believe that the curse is true.

As much as I’ve always loved fairy tales, the tropes used to depict women and girls always bothered me. There was … Read more