Counting down from 10 to 1, here are the top 10 most-read posts of 2013 at The Opinioness of the World!
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …