As a domestic violence survivor, I’m torn about One Billion Rising. Founded by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, it’s a global campaign for people to come together and dance, to “call for an end to violence” against women. I appreciate media and events raising gender violence awareness. But there are fundamental societal problems One Billion Rising simply doesn’t address that it should.
Hey, ladies! It’s that time of year…Happy Galentine’s Day!! If you’re a fan of ‘Parks and Rec’ then you know all about the holiday commemorating female camaraderie…and waffles! Here’s why it’s important to see female friendship in media.
Excerpts of this post originally published at Bitch Flicks. I’m super excited by the 3rd annual Athena Film Festival! I’ve attended each year (you know The Opinioness loves feminist films!) watching fearless and inspirational women on-screen and listening to brave and bold filmmakers. The festival features narrative films, documentaries, short films along with panels and …
Words cannot adequately express my excitement that Amy Poehler & Tina Fey will be hosting this Sunday’s Golden Globes. Am I excited because two women will be hosting? Two feminists? Two hilariously funny people? Yes, yes and yes.
With her female-centric tour-de-force, Kathryn Bigelow has been praised & condemned. People question whether the film endorses torture (calling Bigelow “torture’s handmaiden”) or merely depicts torture. It raises complex questions on gender dynamics & the War on Terror.
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.
Originally published at Bitch Flicks. When I saw Argo in the theatre, I wasn’t really expecting to have a whole lot to say regarding gender in the film. In the majority of the trailer, all you see is men, men, brief glimpse of the women, and more men. Did Argo reaffirm my fears of making …
Counting down from 12 to 1, here are the 12 most-read posts of 2012 at The Opinioness of the World!
Originally published at Fem2pt0. I used to volunteer at a domestic violence hotline. I spoke with women scared for their lives and for the lives of their children. They were hurt, angry and confused.
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.