Joss Whedon Rebranding Feminism

Joss Whedon’s proposal to rebrand feminism, at the November 14th Equality Now dinner coincides with an earlier class discussion about America’s cultural desire to redefine feminism. Whedon is a widely acclaimed director praised for his portrayal of strong female protagonists, however, Whedon’s feminist reputation is frequently doubted and has been continually critiqued. The previous post…

Gender and Sexual Assault

Earlier today, I stumbled upon the Jezebel article “Woman Accused of Raping Girlfriend With Sex Toy.” In this article, the writer describes the details of an instance of sexual assault between two women in Florida. One woman, Mia McCarthy, has been charged with attempted murder, sexual assault, battery and domestic battery strangulation. Allegedly, McCarthy beat her girlfriend and…

Beauty and Mulvey

The Jezebel article, “On Men, Women, and the Conversation About Beauty,” reminded me quite a bit of Mulvey. The article argues that we limit discussions of beauty to women’s beauty as seen by men. First, it describes how we talk about beauty in one way. I read or hear about beauty and women about every…