“To me, feminism means the advocacy for women’s rights and the beautiful appreciation of all individuals as human!”
Young women are the future, and to provide them with the information and skills needed to continue this movement is critical.
Despite the biases and challenges that come with being a feminist filmmaker, countless filmmakers throughout history have worked to express themselves and create iconic, paradigm-shifting feminist films. Here are eight of the many filmmakers who we at FEM think everyone should know about.
It’s time we educate ourselves about the issues UC workers are facing so that we can show the administration that we will not put up with the way it’s treating the people who run this school. One concrete way in which we can do that right now is by showing our support for the strike happening Monday through Wednesday of this week, May 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Luisa Valenzuela is an Argentine novelist and short story writer known for her work produced during the years of dictatorship in Argentina.
“People are people and how they chose to define themselves is what they chose. No one has the right to define another person for them.”
“There’s something beautiful about reclaiming what was yours the entire time.”
Roxane Gay is one of the most important authors alive today. She is the brilliant, unapologetic author of “Bad Feminist,” “An Untamed State,” and “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” books that cover themes like gender, race, fatness, sexuality, pop culture, and politics. This past Monday, she paid a visit to the Hammer Museum to read excerpts from her latest book, “Hunger,” despite revealing during the reading that she personally hates being read to.
Alok (they/them) Vaid-Menon is a poet, blogger, performer and community organizer whose work challenges white feminism’s notions about identity and activism. Their work explores their personal identity as a gender non-conforming Indian individual as well as sociopolitical analysis and commentary.
¡Viva-la-vulva!, love-me-or-leave-me, Riot Dyke Jannat Alam is a second-year English student at UCLA — and she’s a proud radical feminist.