At some point I said: “It frustrates me that just about every movie featuring a lead woman feels obligated to introduce a romantic interest at some point, even if it’s completely superfluous to plot and character or even contradictory.”
Here’s a video from poet Guante responding to the phrase “man up,” relating to my other article about Reimagining Masculinity. Hope you enjoy!
Can we talk about Beyonce’s new album? I think we need to talk about Beyonce’s new album. Especially track #11, “***Flawless”, which features Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
In the words of Lindy West is, “’I’m proud to be fat’ is still a radical statement. ‘I’m proud to be thin’ is the status quo.’”
“Ladies, sometimes, we can waste all of this energy hating ourselves when we should just be concentrating on our work, like men do. They’re not worrying about cellulite, are they? They’re too busy getting paid more in every single career where you don’t have to take your clothes off.”
Natalie Portman summarizes the problem of Hollywood “feminism” in three sentences — but the context of those sentences does more for consumerism than for feminism.
In class we discussed the purpose of Diana and Adrian’s romance in the movie Girlfight. Most people were understandably annoyed that a movie staring a woman had to center on romance once again. Isn’t there more to a young girl’s life than who she’s crushing on this week? And shouldn’t her journey towards empowerment be…
Upon reading the post, “oh no: Maxim’s “Cure a Feminist”” I was extremely outraged. The title and the images spoke for themselves in terms of the message this article was trying to send. I think that it perpetuates this skewed image of a feminist. It equates women who want agency for themselves and who decide to…
It seems that whenever two people work together, they inevitably fall into the good-cop bad-cop roles. Though some people manage to have fairly fluid relationships, usually the distinction is clear. This is true with friends, family, and perhaps especially with parents. Did you grow up with two parents? Which one was the disciplinarian? Which one…
I was on tumblr a last week and this post came across my dashboard. The first article, “Why Miley Cyrus Is a Feminist Icon”, is pretty self-explanatory. Jincey Lumpkin begins by defending Miley Cyrus and tells readers to stop “slut-shaming” her: