Films / Race / Women and Gender

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter

The film Super Bowl is here…that’s right, The Oscars! Huzzah! As a raging cinephile, I love the Oscars, I live for the Oscars. And yet, they so often piss me off. Because they are white male bonanza. Only 4 women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar: Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion … Continue reading

Feminism / Lifestyle / Race / Veganism / Women and Gender

Activist Nicole Clark Features The Opinioness in Her Ally Alert Series!

Hey fabulous readers! The Opinioness (that’s me!) is featured in her very first interview!! Social worker, consultant and activist Nicole Clark asked me to participate in her Ally Alert series, which “highlights organizations, people, and campaigns who stand with women and girls of color, particularly around sexual/reproductive health, social justice, and overall wellness.” I’m so honored to … Continue reading

Advertising / Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Food & Gender / Lifestyle / Veganism / Women and Gender

A Feminist Vegan & Domestic Violence Survivor on PETA’s Latest Ad Which Glorifies Domestic Violence

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. Well, folks…PETA is at it again. No strangers to utilizing sexism and misogyny, they’ll do whatever it takes to garner attention for animal rights. With their latest ad campaign, they prove that nothing is too taboo to manipulate. Their latest offensive ad, “Boyfriend Went Vegan and Knocked the Bottom out of Me,” … Continue reading

Films / Women and Gender

Bitch Flicks’ Oscar/Independent Spirit Award Series: ‘Midnight in Paris’ and Its Woman Problem

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their 2012 Oscar/Independent Spirit Award Series. I’ve never understood why people adore Woody Allen and lavish him with accolades. I’ve never liked his films. Nope, not even the adored Annie Hall, aside from the FABulous fashions donned by Diane Keaton. I know, I know…I’ve braced myself for … Continue reading

Films / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Inconceivable! ‘The Princess Bride’ Meets Reproductive Rights

Ha! Combining one of my fave funny films, The Princess Bride, with reproductive rights warms the cockles of this feminist cinephile’s heart. P.S. Any anti-choicers hiding behind religion don’t give a shit about “morality.” They care about mandating reproduction and controlling women’s bodies. Image via Women’s Campaign Forum Continue reading

Films / Women and Gender

Athena Film Festival Celebrates Films on Women & Leadership

As I shared in my last post, I’m headed to my fave city in the world…New York City!! What does The Opinioness have planned? A weekend at a feminist film festival! Movies with strong women…huzzah! I’m attending the 2nd Annual Athena Film Festival, which showcases films on women and leadership. Held at Barnard College and … Continue reading