Pop-Culture | Posted by Fiona L on 01/27/2012

Was “Iron Lady” Too Soft On Margaret Thatcher?

Being the avid history nerd that I am, I was basically counting down the minutes until the opening of Iron Lady, the new film chronicling Margaret Thatcher’s life, starring Meryl Streep. I mean, what could be better than Meryl Streep (who is awesomeness in human form) taking on a complex, fascinating character like Prime Minister Thatcher, right? Regardless of your politics, Margaret Thatcher’s story is an exciting one.

I was expecting a few things from the film. First, I was expecting a kick-butt performance from Ms. Streep. Second, I was expecting to learn more about Margaret Thatcher’s political and personal story, since I don’t know that much about her. Third, I was expecting to be thoroughly entertained.

Unfortunately, only one of my three expectations was really fulfilled. Meryl Streep’s performance …

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 05/5/2011

Your Feminist History Lesson For The Day: The ERA

When people are being really annoying about the whole “do we still need feminism” thing, I find it less effective to start listing the thousands of reasons why we do, and more effective to slam whatever ignoramus I’m talking to with one solid reason…backed up by those other reasons, of course. That’s right: I break out the ERA.

Now, young feminist grasshoppers, as your resident feminist sensi, I feel that I must pass down the defense of the ERA to all of you, especially since it’s something that even the greatest of young feminists don’t really know about or understand (blame the dumbass history textbooks/courses/teachers who feel it’s more important to get on to Reagan than it is to talk about women’s history).

Here’s the deal: the ERA (the Equal …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Becka W on 09/23/2010

Veronica Mars: One Badass Chick

I’m not sure how many other F-Bomb readers out there watch (or rather, watched) Veronica Mars, but I’m obsessed thanks to Netflix Instant Watch and a little bit of spare time at the start of the semester.

Veronica Mars, for those of you who haven’t seen it, was a television show that had three seasons from 2004 – 2007. It was awesome. Veronica was sassy, smart, and determined. The series initially revolved around Veronica sticking by her dad, Keith Mars, who was the former sheriff of Neptune, CA but was thrown out of office for his theories that Lilly Kane (Veronica’s former best friend/sister of her ex-boyfriend; daughter of the wealthy Kane family) wasn’t murdered by the man who came forward and admitted to it. Keith and Veronica …

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