Comedy and its subcategories — satire, irony, deprecation, and observational — is rooted in intelligence. Men who claim women can’t be comedians are simply too threatened at the prospect of viewing women as their superiors. They take any opportunity to tear down a female comedian’s self-esteem in order to bring her to an equal or lesser standing than themselves, and to ensure the patriarchy stays firmly in place.
“The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp.”
What do you get when you combine flapper detectives with guns, hooch, and fast cars? Ultimate Feminism.
Sometimes it is perfectly okay to just be angry.
Only two weeks into 2015 and there are already so many great female-led and directed shows and films set to premiere this year that are getting major attention. With most of these racking in nominations and wins at the recent Golden Globes Awards, it looks like Hollywood is catching up (albeit slowly) to the fact that women can definitely bring in the bucks and the awards.
In mainstream culture, women are valued for two things: being a beautiful wife and a good mother. Advertisers often exploit these two concepts in subtle ways, however, the negative effects of this cultural phenomenon aren’t subtle at all.
Oscar buzz is at its absolute peak today as the nominations were officially announced this morning. However, the buzz is not all excitement as ‘The Academy’ just so happened to snub almost all women and people of color.
Women are human beings, and it’s about time the film industry took note.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is about a wonderfully dynamic woman, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), who is more than just a stereotypical “strong female character” in this series.
Always listen to some songs that will make you feel like the world is your own oyster.