The best part of Gravity? Sandra Bullock’s role offers us a different kind of female film hero. Not all women leads need to kick ass in order to be strong or complex. We need to see the stories of intelligent, quiet, reserved, vulnerable women too.
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.
Looking at Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead,’ is there less sexism than last season’s appalling anti-abortion storyline with Lori’s pregnancy? Did the addition of badass Michonne change the gender dynamics?
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!
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.
Today marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and their achievements economically, politically and socially. It’s also a call to action to ignite and inspire change. First celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911, IWD is now an official holiday in over 25 countries and celebrated with events held around the …
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.
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 …