Two Sets of Rules

When men participate, it’s an event. When women participate, it’s a show. In video games, male characters wear full suits of armor; female characters wear metal bikinis. In comic books … Continue reading Two Sets of Rules

Sisters, Doing it for Themselves

Everybody loves an underdog story, and everybody loves a sports story. “A League of Their Own” (1992) is a combination of both genres. The underdog is this case is the … Continue reading Sisters, Doing it for Themselves

“A League of Their Own”: The Hero is the Sidekick

In patriarchal societies, sisterhood is treated as an unannounced competition: One will always be prettier, more successful, wealthier, marry the better guy, and have the more picture-perfect family. And sisters … Continue reading “A League of Their Own”: The Hero is the Sidekick