Double Dose of Social Commentary: A Review of Dietland (the book & the show)

by T. Mack

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AMC just finished airing the first season of its show, Dietland. The series is based on a book of the same name by Sarai Walker. Both the book and the series follow mostly the same plot and focus on the same basic themes: self-acceptance, facing inequality and rape culture in our society, and the notion that women have much more power than they give themselves credit for. While the show and book both have some tough parts to get through — TRIGGER WARNINGS for those who, like me, are sensitive to descriptions and depictions of rape in literature, television, and movies — they do provide what I believe to be a much-needed commentary on our current culture’s obsession with a particular standard of beauty and the double-standard of expectations for men and women.

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A Disappointing New World: Why a Disney Classic Should Have Been Left the Hell Alone

Book Review:

A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale, by Liz Braswell

By Jen P

You all know I love a good book. You also know I love me some Disney. So, when I noticed a sudden influx of Disney retellings in the YA section of my local bookstore, my interest was piqued, to say the least.

Would my favorite characters face new, exciting challenges? Would I get a closer look at the romantic relationships? Would stories cross, and distant characters meet each other somehow, like in Once Upon a Time?! Would all my childhood fantasies come to fruition in my favorite medium?!?! I hyperventilated with the anticipation!

But on the other hand, I was hesitant to try the new Disney offerings. With good reason, too: they had a lot to live up to. Continue reading

Vlog: Things We Look Forward to in 2018

Has the new year got you down? Have you already given up on all your resolutions? Well, let the Sister Geeks remedy what ails you with a list of things we’re looking forward to in 2018. Who knows? Maybe you’ll make some fresh resolutions to check out a new show or read a few books. Best of all, there’s no gym membership required.