Originally published with Paste Magazine on July 15, 2015.
It’s time for some good old fashioned objectification on this week’s episode ofAnother Period. According to matriarch Dodo, “In my day, a woman was judged only on her fertility, silence, and threshold for pain.” But the times, they are a-changin’. No longer simply categorized and valued based on their ability to breed, women’s appearances define their femininity and worth at the turn of the twentieth century. “Pageant” in many ways rehashes the well-trod beauty pageant storyline. Still, its particular lampoon takes the opportunity to not only poke fun at everything and everyone involved in such a display, but also the formulaic narrative seen in many a movie or TV show. [Full article available at Paste]