Where’s My Freaking Revolution: How Not To Do Empowerment

The greater problem, though, is that WWE is trying to sell Ellsworth having to fight Asuka as somehow empowering for women. They went so far as to seriously compare their first one on one match on SDL to the Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Which, yes, it was a woman fighting a man who acts like a sexist pig, but on the other hand no, not at all, this is actually insulting. Continue reading Where’s My Freaking Revolution: How Not To Do Empowerment

Wait, WHO Doesn’t Care About The Women’s Evolution Now?

“I guess you don’t care about Raw OR the Women’s Evolution.” I’ve been fuming over this line from Kurt Angle ever since the segment on Monday’s RAW where he threw it into Bayley’s face. Bayley had finally snapped and beaten up Sasha Banks after months and months of a slow, agonizing and frankly stupid sort of “passive-aggressive frenemies you know how women are!” storyline played … Continue reading Wait, WHO Doesn’t Care About The Women’s Evolution Now?

Where’s My Freaking Revolution: Bad Backlash. Very Bad Backlash.

Backlash was a bad show. Not the worst I’ve ever seen, not abysmal, but certainly bad. I got just enough entertainment out of it to feel like my $10 didn’t go to waste this month. But I’m always prepared for the May show or shows to be lackluster, it’s that period right after Wrestlemania where you realize the WWE has no idea what they’re doing. … Continue reading Where’s My Freaking Revolution: Bad Backlash. Very Bad Backlash.