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.
With all the attacks on abortion access happening right now in Texas, North Dakota, Ohio and nationwide, it’s vital to have a reproductive rights advocate in the Senate. Vote for Ed Markey TODAY. Vote for someone who has a proven track record advocating for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, equal pay for women, and environment protection.
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.
The Opinioness is hitting the road! I’m heading to Portland, Oregon for the 2nd Vida Vegan Con this Friday-Sunday for the “Vegan Lovefest.”
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?
Looking at Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead,’ is there less sexism than last season’s appalling anti-abortion storyline with Lori’s pregnancy? Did the addition of badass Michonne change the gender dynamics?