The best part of Gravity? Sandra Bullock’s role offers us a different kind of female film hero. Not all women leads need to kick ass in order to be strong or complex. We need to see the stories of intelligent, quiet, reserved, vulnerable women too.
Money shouldn’t mandate healthcare. Yet that’s precisely what happens when it comes to abortion. Roughly 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime — and not only women have abortions as trans men, genderqueer and non-binary people do too. People in the military don’t have insurance coverage to fund abortions. Last year …
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It may have been women-centric with two charismatic and funny leads, but with its continual racism, ableism and transphobia, I just couldn’t like it.
There’s been a horrific onslaught happening on reproductive rights in the past couple weeks. And the past year. And the past couple of years. In Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and other states, anti-abortion legislation has recently been proposed and passed. As a result, we’ve witnessed awesome resistance — such as Wendy Davis’ outstanding and inspiring …
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I initially thought this would be an annoyingly bro-tastic film with guidance and support strictly coming from the men in Superman’s life. But women play an equal role (although sadly their lives revolve around men), the importance of both femininity and masculinity is stressed and the film attempts to deconstruct hyper-masculinity.
Check out this interview I gave on the intersections between the fat acceptance/liberation and food justice movements.
Yes, Uhura rocks. And yes, she asserts her agency. But no matter how opinionated, smart and fabulous she is, the gains made by Uhura begin to erode when you factor in the incessant sexism swarming around.
In ‘Iron Man 3,’ has Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) evolved past the “damsel in distress?” Is she now an empowered badass?