Counting down from 10 to 1, here are the top 10 most-read posts of 2013 at The Opinioness of the World! Continue reading
Tag Archives: Bechdel Test
Does Uhura’s Empowerment Negate Sexism in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’?
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. Continue reading
WAM! It Yourself Conference for Feminist Media Makers
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.
‘Middle of Nowhere’: A Complicated, Transformational & Feminist Love Story
Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of Women and Color in Film and TV Week. I often talk about how I want to see more female-fronted films, created by female filmmakers, including women of color on-screen and behind the camera. I want complex, strong, intelligent, resilient, vulnerable, flawed women characters. I want more realistic … Continue reading
Feminism and the Oscars: Do the 2013 Best Picture Nominees Pass the Bechdel Test?
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. Continue reading
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Raises Questions On Gender and Torture, Gives No Easy Answers
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. Continue reading
Should We Apply the Bechdel Test to ‘The Avengers’ (Or Any Film For That Matter)? Yes, and Here’s Why
Responding to my post analyzing The Avengers, feminism and failing the Bechdel Test, someone on Bitch Flicks’ Facebook page recently asked why the Bechdel Test should even be applied to The Avengers: “This film had three female characters…that talked at all. Why would the Bechdel Test be applied to this movie? It’s a movie about … Continue reading
Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter
The film Super Bowl is here…that’s right, The Oscars! Huzzah! As a raging cinephile, I love the Oscars, I live for the Oscars. And yet, they so often piss me off. Because they are white male bonanza. Only 4 women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar: Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion … Continue reading