Empowerment in Enough

One movie that has really got me thinking this semester about women’s empowerment has been Enough.  I think this is partially because of the role of domestic abuse in the film. In the beginning of the film Enough, Slim plays the role of a stereotypical woman.  Indeed, the only we way we can truly individualize…

Femininity is the New Fatherhood in “Orange is the New Black”

The stepping-stones of available contraception, higher graduation rates, and alternatives to lifelong marriages for women mark significant shifts in American gender attitudes. In 2009, for the first time in American history, the ratio of the workforce tipped toward women, and by 2011 women held 51 percent of managerial and professional jobs (Rosin; 2012). While the…

Motherhood and Femininity: I think I get it now.

I cannot stop thinking about this disconnect (for me) between motherhood and femininity. It is a bit bizarre because I never really had to think about it. We always extend what we assume as roles assigned by nature onto a gender identity. It should therefore follow that since a woman is supposed to have a…