Why Women Are Vanishing From Blockbuster Movies “Not all heroines are sexualised, though. Some are just pathetic, and to be honest I can’t work out what is more depressing. For example, Lois Lane in Man of Steel is a confident, intelligent journalist. Who falls in love with Superman after approximately two conversations. “ Advertisements
“That was never a comedy for me.” Hoffman breaks down into tears explaining the motivation behind playing Dorothy in TOOTSIE.
Ellen Page: ‘Why are people so reluctant to say they’re feminists?’ “After her breakthough role in Juno, Ellen Page unexpectedly found herself on the Hollywood A-list. But she still prefers smaller, tougher movies – and speaking her mind.” -Hadley Freeman
New Statesman article by Laurie Penny “Men grow up expecting to be the hero of their own story. Women grow up expecting to be the supporting actress in somebody else’s.”
“12-Year-Old Girl Kicked Off Football Team Because Boys Had ‘Impure Thoughts’ About Her” Holyshitwhydoesthisstuffkeephappening?! As I and many other writers have addressed, if we’re ever going to combat rape culture and the policing of female sexuality, we have to teach young men and women that they are responsible for their own sexual urges and desires. …
So Serena Williams was recently the subject of a Rolling Stone profile written by Stephen Rodrick. She was interviewed a few months ago for the piece, during which she said commented on the Steubenville rape (CONTENT ALERT: REALLY STUPID COMMENT AHEAD): “Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t …
Is it unfair to force men to support their children? “In what’s actually a pretty reasonable and thoughtful piece, one woman says yes: That abortion rights given women an out from being parents, and we shouldn’t tell men that having sex means taking on the responsibility to have a child…”
To Bush or Not to Bush…that is the question “ “The personal is political. And there are few things more personal than your pubic hair. Whether you shave, trim, wax (ouch), epilate (while breathing deeply and after two glasses of wine) or go au naturel, it’s a decision. And for young women like me in …
http://videos.digg.com/post/51722174568/patrick-stewart-gives-an-incredibly-passionate-and?utm_source=feedly “Patrick Stewart gives an incredibly passionate and heartwarming response to a fan’s question.”
When Men Experience Sexism There are some practices and policies that are unfair to men. But this fact should unite men with feminists, not drive them apart.