Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
Sick of the sexist crap that keeps appearing on my Facebook feed every day - most of it shared stuff. Part of me feels I should challenge people about it, but I’m also not very good at confrontation and don’t want the unnecessary grief of facebook arguments (hence one of my previous posts).
Part of me also wants to delete Facebook, but I don’t want to lose contact with some of family and friends who are on there.
I think I’m just going to post a load of my own feminist crap on there to redress the balance…
Dame Judi, 78, star of Bond film, Skyfall, heads the list of top 100 women which also includes Margaret Thatcher, Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton, the Queen and Cleopatra.
Not that I’m not thrilled that we are celebrating inspirational women, but there are so many things wrong with the article that this links to, I cannot even…
But then it is from the Daily Mail.
Other major breakthroughs for women in the last 50 years include improved better representation in the media (26 per cent) and more roles in the entertainment industry (23 per cent).
JOB DONE, LADIES. FEMINISM HAS CLEARLY WON.
Researchers found that modern women are embracing more responsibilities than at any other time in history.
The average British women [sic] juggles 14 different roles such as wife, mother, worker, homeowner and handyman.
Meanwhile confidence (63 per cent); intelligence (56 per cent) and strength of character (47 per cent) were top of the list when it came to defining today’s spirited women, according to the survey.
This was in favour of the more divisive attributes such as being dominating (three per cent); edgy (seven per cent) and controversial (four per cent).
And they spelled Hillary Clinton’s name wrong.
Just leaving this here…
Daniel Craig, 007 cross dresses to support equality (by RTAmerica)
Holy fuck. I was going to make a quip about how much he looks like J.K. Rowling, but then the tears at the end happened, and my heart made a very uncomfortable kinda sideways lurch in my chest…
OH MY GODDDDD. I already love Dame Judi Dench but this solidifies Daniel Craig as a fantastic human being in my mind (I already liked him for arguing with the writers of Casino Royale that Vesper should be clothed when in her fetal position in the shower after seeing her first violent death, rather than in some state of “sexy” undress.)
1. This video is wonderful.
2. I didn’t know that about Daniel and that shower scene! That information made me happier than this video, quite honestly. Keep being wonderful, Daniel Craig.
Okay yes it has Daniel Craig crossdressing, but there’s also a really important message in this. Looooove
Oh how I love him.
tbh I like that he doesn’t speak. The ad is about women, and narrated by a woman, and one of the most iconic male fictional characters dresses like a woman. There’s really nothing for him to talk about tbh. He’s kinda setting an example for other men? He’s listening, and he’s empathizing. One of the most macho fictional characters ever is listening to his female boss and it’s not funny or played for laughs, and it’s respectful.
/idk two cents
some really powerful stuff
Sexy, heart-warming, and thought-provoking. I *love* it!
Haha, so I tweeted Amanda Vickery to ask if she considered herself a feminist (see previous post), and she replied and said, yes, she does (which I thought would be her answer given the kind of stuff she tweets (but didn’t want to put words in her mouth). So, ha, in your face random student!
And, also, semi-famous feminist historian I admire tweeted me back - woot! :D
Do any of my fellow feminists get tired of being lectured to about what feminism is or should be? The following conversation, currently being had on my course Facebook group, reminds me of that time as an undergrad when a guy was trying to convince me that I could only be a feminist if I thought women were superior to men.
Student A: Does one need to be a feminist to write about women in a perceptive and engaging manner? Amanda Vickery seems to manage it without the dogma.
Student B: of course not, even feminists can be engaging, although apart from Amanda Vickery I can’t think of one at the moment!
Me: Feminism is the radical notion that women are people too. Therefore I would hope that all historical writing on women is feminist nowadays.
Student A: My conception of a feminist is someone who sees women as a special case in history, rather than as a part of society; someone who sees history through the prism of patriarchal male oppression of women.
Is it even worth getting into this argument with Student A?
I’m thinking of responding with, “Whatever, I’m still a feminist.”
Marta Owczarek writes:
The opening night of the London Feminist Film Festival last Friday seemed like a huge success: Myriam Fougère’s Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution, about lesbian separatist communities in North America in the 1980s, was originally going to be screened at…
This is not my kind of feminism - how can we make any progress without including men?
Yesterday was “International Men’s Day”. Our columnist Ally Fogg looks at a day that has been, in recent years, following a peculiar trajectory, fom “bafflement through indifference, hostility and mockery to a grudging recognition and acceptance” (via guardiancomment)
Interesting… What do you think? Do we need an International Men’s Day?
I was listening to a podcast of Radio 4’s Feedback during the night last night when I couldn’t sleep, and they were talking about when Woman’s Hour teamed up with Men’s Hour for a special joint programme.
During the discussion, the presenter of Men’s Hour said something along the lines of, the programmes not being about feminism or indeed, as some people might term it, masculinism, but was just about the every day experiences of women and men.
If my husband wasn’t asleep next to me, I would have shouted, IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH FEMINISM!
The Myth of the Average Gamer: 2012 Entertainment Software Demographics Deconstructed
Last week, the Entertainment Software Association released their 2012 sales, demographic and usage report for the computer and video game industry. Read Rick’s assessment of the statistics, taking apart the notion of the stereotypical gamer, as well as the gaming industry’s staid approach to production and marketing.
Yes, we do exist. I may not play Gears of War and other similar games, but I still class myself as a gamer. I play a lot of casual games, but my favourite ever games are the Monkey Island series and the Syberia series. More games like these, please, developers!
While she still does not go into any specifics about why she was removed from the film, Chapman makes quite clear she did not agree with the decision. “Animation directors are not protected like live-action directors, who have the Directors Guild to go to battle for them,” she writes. “We are replaced on a regular basis — and that was a real issue for me. This was a story that I created, which came from a very personal place, as a woman and a mother. To have it taken away and given to someone else, and a man at that, was truly distressing on so many levels.”