When I first heard about GamerGate, I was clueless, then I became confused, and finally offended. Like many others outside the gaming scene, I immediately saw it at surface value as infighting over issues on feminism. It is so much more than that now that I took the time to educate myself. I can see why it’s hard to see where GamerGate originated with everyone on the bandwagon giving an opinion, an angle, an interpretation, and making GamerGate bloated with a whole lot of noise from every side.
Throughout much of this recent golden age of comic book movie adaptations, female superheroes have been lucky to get screen time at all. Sure, there have been some notable exceptions (Black Widow, cough cough), but the majority of female superhero depictions in film adaptations are flimsy attempts at best.
One would think the walkers would be the scariest thing the characters face, but time and time again, The Walking Dead shows that the real threat is always other people. The walkers are predictable – the people are not.
His constant posts of nude women not only promote the dehumanization of women but also perpetuates an archaic masculine construct predicated upon power and control. Women are reduced to an essentialist reality of disposable objects; of digitized images to be shared, commented upon, and ultimately controlled as a sexualized means of entertainment.
Lena Dunham gained fame after her 2012 show Girls aired on HBO. Unfortunately for her, Dunham’s new book, Not That Kind of Girl, has created a controversy about her childhood. Here at FEM, we have compiled why Lena Dunham is a White Feminist™ and shouldn’t be the face of feminism.
We need to respect women enough to leave their reproductive choices to the only person that should have any authority or control, THE WOMAN HERSELF.
When searching “feminism” on the App Store we show up first and if you search “feminist” we are second!
What are the lines between “R-rated” films and that of “NC-17”? To what extent does a movie border on educational and obscene? Does it even matter if a movie is obscene?
MTV’s “Faking It” might become the first socially conscious teen comedy to positively discuss issues of sexuality and identity that it revolves around, but it hasn’t done that yet.
In honor of the “Rupaul’s Drag Race” Season Six finale coming up this Monday, May 19, a celebration of everything that Rupaul and the “Drag Race” brand have done for the LGBT community and American pop culture at large is in immediate order.