Femnista Moved!

This is an announcement that Femnista has moved from a PDF publication to an online format. Please bookmark or follow the blog for updates (we’ll be starting our William Shakespeare two month succession of articles on the 1st!). Article releases are staggered. The same writers will contribute. It’ll be the same terrific insights and explorations,…


The Tunnel: Life Inside the Bubble

Recently, I discussed sin with a friend and whether or not Christians can “choose” not to sin… to achieve a life without sin, despite living in a sinful world, by becoming one with Christ. I argued that this is difficult, because our decision may be “not sinful” on our end, but still have broader, sinful…


The Historical Writer’s Oath

One of my major pet peeves is literary licenses taken with historical figures in serious historical literature. (I do not consider “speculative fiction” serious historical literature or any story where a historical figure is dealing with zombies, vampires, or magic; these stories are obvious fiction and never confused by a casual reader for the truth.)…


An Illusion of Virtue

Fiction can be more society shaping than fact, particularly where historical figures are involved. Ask anyone on the street their impression of Henry VIII, and most impressions will come not from historical documentation but popular fictionalized representations of a larger than life tyrant. Perhaps the most accessible contributor to Henry’s maligned reputation comes from The…


Hopeless Romantic: Langella & Dracula

Incurable romantics walk the earth, a wellspring from which forms poetry, idealistic sensationalism, and the re-interpretation of literary and symbolic themes. Frank Langella is one such actor, who approaches each role with natural sensuality and emotional nuance. From his flirtatious, emotional Diego de la Vega, to the tortured anti-hero of Sphinx, to his Sherlock Holmes…


Femnista May / June 2016

Read online or Download. Inside this issue: The Help, Scandalous Queens (Marriages Above Stations), Roman Holiday, Zootopia, Pocahontas, Doctor Thorne, North & South, Angel & the Badman, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Judgment Day. WANTED: Writers for our next issue, featuring William Shakespeare! Click here for more info on upcoming issues.