Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
With Amy Adams’ incarnation of Lois Lane in Man of Steel we finally get an attempt to characterize our heroine as a modern shit-talking, hard-drinking, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. The early glimpses of Lois are not perfect, but they show us why more-than-ever we need a female superhero.
From what I am hearing, Amy Adams’ Lois is the coolest yet. As for a female superhero, I vote Captain Marvel. Carol is super-powerful, badass, smart, a charismatic leader, has the coolest costume ever, and has a fast-growing fanbase thanks to Kelly Sue DeConnick and the Carol Corps. Also she has a cat and awesome female superhero friends. I need a Captain Marvel film like yesterday.
Actually most fantastic and inspirational advice from a female character geared towards children that I have ever seen.
if all girls took this to heart seventeen’s sales would plummet probly
Me. This is me. She keeps being me and I keep loving it.
perfect positive message
I’m not a fan of Adventure Time (just can’t get into it), but this is lovely!
What great advice, not only for girls but for everyone. I am glad that the teens I work with like Adventure Time. Maybe I should start watching too.
ALL OF THIS.
I especially love what they did with Moriarty. I did not see it coming. And I just adore this supporting cast.
While this is an awesome piece, & says a lot of things I recognize, it depresses me more than a little. Because I think the people who need to read this will never read this. Because there an awful lot of dudes out there who think that it is their right to run an ongoing commentary on the bodies of women. Hell, I know dudes that do that all the time, see nothing wrong with it, and get pissed at me calling them out on it.
I guess what I am saying is that I know my ladies will reblog this and recognize it. I wish my dudes would do the same.
“Ask your female friends, if you have any, if they’ve ever walked home late at night with a key pushed through their knuckles, just in case, if they’ve ever crossed the street to avoid a stranger, just in case, if they’ve ever taken the long way home because of the weird guy on the corner, just in case. Ask them if they’ve ever made up a boyfriend to get a guy to leave them alone, if they’ve ever gotten off a train car and moved to the next because you just never know, if they’ve ever shelled out for a cab because men like you were at the bus stop.”
This is a great, well-written piece by Emily Heist Moss. Read the whole thing.
The answer to all of the above questions is, unfortunately, yes.
Feminist Beyoncé Says Gender Equality Is Bullsh*t (Okay, I’m Paraphrasing): Call her “crazy (in love),” but this “independent woman” thinks women should earn enough to pay their “bills, bills, bills.” I like this quote so much I put a ring on it.
All of this.
Keith Staskiewicz, “Worst Wives Club.” Entertainment Weekly, November 9/16, 2012.
Nothing about internet fandom riles me so much as this trend, and I can’t quite figure out what the root of it is. Are we angry with these women for settling into traditional domestic roles scorned by more modern women? Are fangirls and fanboys jealous of a fictional relationship in which the female character stands between them and the protagonist? Whatever the reason, gigantic character flaws and grave misdeeds in male characters are often forgiven or even seen as part of their quirky charm, while every little misstep or uncertain decision is apparently grounds for a quick and bloody demise when it comes to female characters. This by no means reflects all of fandom, but I see it often enough on Tumblr that this article struck a big emotional chord with me.
Binder full of single ladies
What is this perfection
I’m easily worth two men…
Hehe. Best line ever. I applaud the quality of your burn, Ms. Pond.
And then I debated whether or not to put it on Tumblr…but I decided it was important. Because in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in…
Whenever I go out walking during the evening, I always make sure I’m wearing a ring that looks something like a wedding band. I wear headphones even if I’m not listening to music, or I pretend to talk on the phone if I’m uncomfortable with a situation. I hate that I live in a safe neighborhood but still have to put up with this shit from men who think they’re doing you a favor by giving you unwanted attention, or who are offended when they’re rebuffed because they feel like you ought to be pleasant and smile and return their affections, like you owe it to them. There are of course plenty of guys I walk past every day who are completely respectful and polite and decent, but stories like this are potent reminders that things are definitely not equal. Men don’t have to take those kinds of precautions every time they go out for a stroll in my neighborhood.
Badass speech from Marvel’s premier female Avenger.