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.
While many women orchestrate machinations behind the scenes, no woman is openly a leader, boldly challenging patriarchy to rule. Except for one. Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen.
Veganism is a direct way every single person can actually make a difference to women all around the world. Read an excerpt of the article from Your Daily Vegan!
Exciting news!! The awesome Avital Norman Nathman interviewed me for Ms. Magazine’s blog in an article”The Femisphere: Foodies and Food Politics,” profiling feminist food bloggers. Huzzah!!
I’m attending the 4th annual WAM! NYC Feminist Media Conference tomorrow, Saturday, March 23rd. We have a huge media problem. Women are overwhelmingly underrepresented in the media. So it’s time for us to do something about it.
Are the Academy Awards sexist? How feminist are this year’s Best Picture nominees? Do they pass the Bechdel Test? Here’s why looking at gender and feminism in Oscar-nominated films matters.
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.
Some have questioned whether or not ‘Les Miserables’ is a feminist film, thinking it sidelines the female characters. But that ignores its feminist depictions of sex trafficking, women in poverty and single motherhood.
Written by Erin Matson, originally published at her blog. Cross-posted with permission. Get pregnant, gain weight, give birth. Maybe this is easy for you. Maybe you like it. Maybe you are fortunate enough to have no experience with an eating disorder, or its aspirational cousin, negative self-image. Not me.