“Tint so Black, look like my complexion”
CupcakKe’s versatility and kind spirit bring a refreshing, feminist perspective to hip-hop.
Gorillaz can only exist and change with the times if Damon Albarn continues to curate a host of fantastic artists to feature on their albums.
Male-identified musicians need to do better.
Television has historically shown motherhood as a wholesome, gratifying part of women-over-30’s lives. In the media, abortions are usually a plot point for the characters to get talked out of, and the duress of being a mother is often fully outweighed by the joy of having children. While these are undoubtedly relatable narratives for a great number, it is essential to offer alternatives representation of the experience of motherhood.
How could Marvel have gone from writing Captain America as a hero who punches Nazis to him literally becoming one?
When Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” debuted in 2012, it was a revelation for thousands of South Asian-American women like myself who were excited about the opportunities for representation that the show would afford us. Unfortunately, after the conclusion of its fifth season this March, it’s become clear that “The Mindy Project” has hit a (very repetitive) wall that it may not bounce back from.
The majority of Wu’s involvement in the comics industry has been for female-led titles, and her depictions of women have been refreshing, to say the least.
Even though some feminist ideology has gone mainstream it is important to remember the counterculture history. The bands may have broken up, the musicians faded into obscurity, but the message of their music remains and proves that feminism wasn’t just another musical trend, but an outlet for female artists, and an inspiration for future women.
Season two of “Chewing Gum” hit Netflix last month and it has managed to be better than the first.