Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more."
Sophia McDougall (via albinwonderland)
This is something that’s bugged me for so long, the idea that as long as they have the girl beat up 3 thugs first, it’s okay if the 4th one overpowers her and she ends up being captured for the hero to rescue anyway (this happened constantly on Smallville). It’s cynical executives and producers going “this will shut those feminists up”, and not actually listening to what the complaints are saying. It’s well-meaning writers thinking that they really are writing something different, but not thinking any more deeply about how ingrained the sexism in how they see writing stories is. It’s promotional material and interviews for the movies going “she’s not your typical damsel in distress”, as if we’re asking for damsels in distress just not ones that get kidnapped right away. And it’s ultimately just the same old same old where women are just objects for men to capture, hurt, win, rescue, and have sex with, except they’re a little more feisty so PROGRESS amirite?
This Indian actress shut down a reporter for telling her to keep quiet about women’s rights.
THE INTERNATIONAL CLAPBACK
I just realized how fucking disgusting it is that it’s considered healthy and normal for teenage boys to eat everything ever yet teenage girls are obviously also growing but are fucking dieting all the time and shamed for eating while they’re growing
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.
I GOT SO MAD ONCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT ROSALIND FRANKLIN.
Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:
“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
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This literally makes me sick. Honestly. Is it so completely necessary that you over-sexualize a woman’s body to gain views on a show that actually has serious potential to begin with because barrel racing is straight up just bad ass?
I’m in a fit of rage. NO ONE RACES OR ROPES IN A BIKINI THATS JUST DUMB TO BEGIN WITH.
It’s apparent that the show is trying to promo it’s self with allusions to things such as the sexual position called cowgirl style.
Why on earth must a show dedicated to women appeal to a mans sexual taste just to have it broadcasted. If it’s about a woman it must be a joke right? Unless you can see the larger portion of her breasts, THEN it’s worth watching.
As a barrel racer and a feminist I am appalled and flabbergasted.
“With the release of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ fast approaching, Shortlist has commissioned a set of top-notch artists to come up with their own poster designs for the film.”
And none of them are girls.
Wow, I’m so surprised.
Just your daily reminder that when male artists do fan art, it can be considered serious professional work. When girls do fan art it’s usually dismissed as just fangirling.
"You know, I first read scripts and it was amazing. But the characters I fell in love with were the male characters. So when they first offered [Dee] to me I said, ‘Listen I definitely love this show, I love the writing, I love these characters that you’ve developed — except for the girl character. So, I’m not going to do that. But I will do it if you write that way for me.’ And Rob said, ‘Listen, we absolutely want to do that, we want everyone to be interesting and unique and have their own very specific character, but still be funny.’ And I said the way you have the woman written right now is kind of this voice of reason, and I’m not interested in that because I can kind of see the potential of what it could be. He promised me, and I really believed him, that that is what they wanted to do. And he said, ‘We don’t really know how to write for women, because we just kind of write for ourselves.’ And I said, ‘Well don’t write for a woman, just write another funny character and I’ll make it a woman.’ So I’m glad that I trusted him, and I’m glad that he wasn’t lying."
YEAH LIKE UM HOLY SHIT IT IS SOME FEMINIST FUCKING SHIT
THE FACT THAT KATILIN OLSEN REALIZED THAT THESE GROUP OF 3 DUDE-FRIENDS WROTE THE ONLY FEMALE ON THE SHOW TO BE A STRAIGHT MAN TO THEIR MADNESS
AND SHE WAS LIKE HAHAHAHHA NOPE
AND THEY WERE LIKE “WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE FEMALE CHARACTERS”
AND SHE WAS LIKE “WRITE THEM LIKE PEOPLE LOL”
AND THEY ACTUALLY LISTENED TO HER
AND DEVELOPED TO THE CHARACTER TO BE AS CRUDE AND GROSS
AND NOW THEY FEEL *REALLY* STRONGLY ABOUT HOW WOMEN ARE PORTRAYED IN COMEDY AND NOT GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE FUNNY
AND WENT SO FAR AS TO RIP ON AND PARODY THE FACT THAT COMEDY USES WOMEN TO BE CUTE/ATTRACTIVE RATHER THAN USING THEM FOR THEIR COMEDY
LIKE A SINGLE WOMEN/STRANGER CAME INTO THESE DUDES LIVES AND NOT ONLY CHANGED THE WAY THEY DEVELOPED THEIR OWN SHOW
BUT CHANGED THE WAY THAT THEY VALUE AND RESPOND TO WOMEN IN COMEDY
AND THEN ONE OF SAID DUDES MARRIED HER
the onion on point yet again
The Onion is a satirical newspaper
this article is a joke about the way women are treated in public
this is a feminist post
society callin women insecure then fuckin sell “manly yogurt” bc a man can’t eat yogurt unless the package is black and has the word “POWER” in big letters
"I do not hate men, Sub-mariner. I merely know I’m as good as they are.”
FEMINISM: a definition
"Another reason we thought it was men all along… ‘[M]ale archaeologists were doing the work," Snow said, and it’s possible that “had something to do with it.’”
This is exciting both in its own right, and as an example of how science can be improved by elimination of patriarchal values that attribute works to one gender or another based on assumption, rather than evidence.
In other words, it is exciting to see that so many early artists were women, and equally exciting to see scientists breaking through conditioned patriarchal thinking in order to reach better conclusions.