The Women of ‘Man of Steel’ and the Toxicity of Hyper-Masculinity
Film, Media & TV / Films / Women and Gender

The Women of ‘Man of Steel’ and the Toxicity of Hyper-Masculinity

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. Continue reading

The Myth of “Pro-Life Feminism”
Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

The Myth of “Pro-Life Feminism”

Alright. Let’s get this out of the way right now. There is no such thing as “pro-life feminism.” It’s a myth. In her controversial Time article, Emily Buchanan, Executive Director of the anti-reproductive justice group the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, argues that “pro-life and feminism aren’t mutually exclusive.” But that’s where she’s completely and utterly wrong. You can’t be a feminist without supporting reproductive justice. Continue reading