Kate (Leslie Mann) basically forces her husband’s lovers to cooperate. Kate is a crazy woman, but the too-depressed-to-get-out-of-bed or the cry-into-his-phone-asking-why crazy; she’s crazy about the other women sleeping with him. She stalks them, she forces friendship and sees the combined group as a unity.
I’m certain that someone else in the interwebs will write about why the man cheats and the women get together and go crazy. So let’s not go there now. But I’ve been thinking about two things with this movie.
Originally posted on Blog Ya Takondwa:
It’s 4pm EST. Sheila Chukwulozie sits in an old library at Amherst college. At first glance, you would think that she is working at her computer, writing a paper for her Africa Folk Opera class. Eventually, however, you will notice that she is making slightly pained, hissing sounds as she…
I am speaking from a place of skin privilege, and while I worry about the worship of Lupita by media and think that there is room for more dark skinned women on Hollywood’s beauty charts, I still feel this is hardly making a dent in the life of an average dark skinned woman on the continent.
Lupita Nyong’O said, “you cant eat beauty,” but today, beauty sure does affect how much you eat. The problem is that this beauty is not a personal struggle: Though we might struggle till we become beautiful, that resolution comes from the endorsement of those with the power to do so. What can we observe about Lupita Nyong’O’s hollywood journey to think deeply about how we label beauty before it is fed to us on magazine covers?
The three women will share their views and thoughts on topics such as the importance of the artist in society, the changing role of the black female artist and the contribution of the artist in defining what it means to be human in the 21st century.
Watch it. It shouldn’t take subjecting another group of people to the bad things that happen to women for the world to get it. But alas, it has come to this.
But, the woman’s body has been a site for a lot of trauma. Our experiences vary because every movement is coded from birth by culture so we cannot possibly combat violence by flashmobbing our way through Valentine’s day, or whatever else we would like to call it. I would like to take my body back- I don’t have to say “vagina” for that, hopefully. Dancing would be nice, but maybe some exercises first so I can protect myself.
How has social media come to play a role in activism? What role must it play? What potential does it have to cause social change?