Articles by Mathew Rodriguez

  • Raising the Barr: In Defense of Roseanne and Her PoliticsRaising the Barr: In Defense of Roseanne and Her Politics

    August 16 2012 4:22 PM

    In the final moment of the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr that aired on Aug. 12, Barr took to the stage and sang the final two lines to our national anthem.

  • Grand Ole Threequel: The Conservative Politics of The Dark Knight RisesGrand Ole Threequel: The Conservative Politics of The Dark Knight Rises

    August 02 2012 12:38 PM

    Rush Limbaugh recently accused The Dark Knight Rises of naming its villain Bane to draw attention to Mitt Romney?s ties to Bain Capital.

  • What Rape Culture Looks Like: Alien, Daniel Tosh, and White Male PrivilegeWhat Rape Culture Looks Like: Alien, Daniel Tosh, and White Male Privilege

    July 19 2012 12:53 PM

    Many people believe that, unless a person has experienced some kind of physical or sexual abuse, they should keep mum on the subject. But there are successful ways for men to discuss rape.

  • We're Here, We're Queer -- We're MisrepresentedWe're Here, We're Queer -- We're Misrepresented

    July 05 2012 3:53 PM

    What Cooper did in public should definitely not be called a coming out. It was a dragging out of a perfectly secure gay man -- a throwing of a Christian to the media lions.

  • A Show By Any Other Name: How We Sell 'Girls' Up the RiverA Show By Any Other Name: How We Sell 'Girls' Up the River

    June 25 2012 2:47 PM

    Saying the word ?vagina? might get you in hot water if you?re a Michigan congresswoman, but the word is used a bit more liberally on television these days.

  • Sexism Reloaded:  Female MCs Still Lacking RespectSexism Reloaded: Female MCs Still Lacking Respect

    June 15 2012 3:04 PM

    Rap Queen Nicki Minaj demanded respect from her peers by pulling out of Hot 97?s SummerJam, costing the radio station and the concertgoers. Is that a small price to pay to demand equal respect for women?