1. The dearth of black women in influential Hollywood roles, and Theron’s failure to understand the gravity of a critique of the driving force that impacts employment prospects, and Stanley’s disaster of a review, by no means exist independently of one another, and none of them need be actively malicious in order to cause harm. They are all bound together by a unifying thread: the inability or unwillingness to see black women as fully human, fully women and worthy of complex, multi-faceted characterizations on screen that reflect the full spectrum of our lives and our emotions.
  2. The Keeping Room Movie Review: The Civil-War-Set Feminist Film You Didn't Know You Wanted

    hmmm.

  3. jamiatt:

    One of the more frequent conversations I’ve had since arriving in Europe is if I plan on consistently having strong, complex female characters at the center of my books. And the answer is: Yes, because there are not enough complicated female characters represented in art and culture, there can always be more, and it is a feminist act to do so.

    Reblogged from: jamiatt
  4. taxonomyofmansplainers:

    This type of man is absolutely certain that he, as someone who cares about feminism, knows what will and will not help feminists. His mission is to police women everywhere, to make sure they don’t do something that might Hurt Feminism.

    Being a man, he is an expert on what men think, and of course, what men think matters a whole lot. What if a man might be upset by something a woman says? He needs to stop that in its tracks, before feminism gets hurt.

    Reblogged from: taxonomyofmansplainers
  5. confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

I don’t need feminism because I like being put on a pedestal

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    confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

    I don’t need feminism because I like being put on a pedestal

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    This is by my friend Alice!!

    Reblogged from: confusedcatsagainstfeminism
  6. "I don’t really think about her that much. I mean, obviously I’m a fan of her early work which both satirized and celebrated the youth culture’s obsession with sex, but I do wonder as a third-wave feminist if it’s even possible for women to reclaim their sexuality in this deeply entrenched patriarchal society, or if claiming to do so is just a lie we tell ourselves so we can more comfortably cater to the male gaze."

    - Diane Nguyen
    (BoJack Horseman Season 1, Episode 3)

    hoping someone does a gif set with this quote
    Reblogged from: thelonliestkk
  7. Margarita Noriega of Fusion: 'Women In Tech' Is A Framing Device With Limited Value

    Women in tech are often relegated to talking about “being a woman in tech.” What needs to change so women can instead be highlighted for their contributions?

    The popularity of the debate about “women in tech” has always been a funny (confusing) thing to me. I don’t think the core issue around gender and employment has ever been limited to women just in the IT industry. I think women are the “issue” everywhere, all the time. We live in a world which thinks women are a problem. What needs to change for women is for society to stop thinking of women as a problem, and to start treating people with different kinds of physical makeups as equal members of the human race. There are other kinds of people who have trouble breaking into tech, too, who are not women. Why not address the real issue of the fear of the “other”?

    I will raise a slightly academic point that I believe needs to be raised more often: Women in tech aren’t an issue if you understand technology in a broad sense. Women are nurses, women are bioengineers, women manage all sorts of machines in a lot of capacities and industries which require a high level of technical skill. Women in tech is a framing device that has limited value. This is not to say that women are common in executive roles or even in any role in startups, but women are considered a problem with or without coding or executive skills. We live in a world where being born a woman is a dangerous proposition.

  8. My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.
    Michele Roberts, the NBA’s new union leader
    Reblogged from: annfriedman
  9. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Classic Movies Changed to Not Be Sexist.

    Saving Private Ryan

    A group of women who now run the governments of all major countries work out a diplomatic agreement and avoid the anguish inherent in a world war.

    Reblogged from: feministfilmclub
  10. Looks like next up for Feminist Film Club will be Ava DuVernay’s 2010 directorial debut, I Will Follow. Netflix has it on DVD.

    Feminist Film Club is taekwonjew and me watching as many films as we can from this list. Film #1 was Alien, which I hadn’t seen until last week. Creepy stuff!

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