Growing Up Gender Nonconforming

Since I had super-short hair through fifth grade (when my mom stopped cutting it and I was allowed to grow it out), there were multiple times I was assumed by others to be a boy. I hated it. I’ve never liked wearing dresses or skirts (I still don’t) and preferred to wear pants and shorts. So my experience was only slightly similar to the author’s… but still. Relevant to my interests!

nwkarchivist:

And Now for Your Entertainment Pleasure, More Vintage (Sexist) Ads!
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nwkarchivist:

And Now for Your Entertainment Pleasure, More Vintage (Sexist) Ads!

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"As women, we have a great challenge to not become over-identified in our roles, whether as mother, grandmother, career woman, or wife. It’s easy in our culture to mistake doing for being."

author Kristine Carlson (via my QotD calendar)

Are you following Nostalgia Chick? If not, you need to be. In her most recent video, she takes on the Cinderella story (as well as its many recent remakes/interpretations) and gives her feminist/post-feminist take on them all. (Note: her language is at times NSFW). [An Enchanted Cinder(n)ella Ever After]

Antonia’s Line, 1995.  So I feel somewhat idiotic - all this time I thought this movie was about a fashion designer (her line, get it?).  Anyway, I happened to find it tonight on Netflix Instant and I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen such strong, honest portrayals of female characters in a movie.  It’s like this movie is feminist just by showing the lives of women.  And that’s not even the tip of the iceberg … there are many deep themes (incest, mental health, sexuality, gender roles, motherhood, sibling rivalry, depression, etc.) tossed into this movie about Antonia and her descendants.  For a movie with what seems like a simple plot, it really packs a punch.  Wow.

Antonia’s Line, 1995. So I feel somewhat idiotic - all this time I thought this movie was about a fashion designer (her line, get it?). Anyway, I happened to find it tonight on Netflix Instant and I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen such strong, honest portrayals of female characters in a movie. It’s like this movie is feminist just by showing the lives of women. And that’s not even the tip of the iceberg … there are many deep themes (incest, mental health, sexuality, gender roles, motherhood, sibling rivalry, depression, etc.) tossed into this movie about Antonia and her descendants. For a movie with what seems like a simple plot, it really packs a punch. Wow.