“It wasn’t a normal day-to-day kind of world I was living in at that time after seeing that film… It just lit up some place in my brain and in my heart and in my soul. There are no words. You can’t explain it when something like that happens. You just experience it. And it takes you and it leads you. You’re not leading it.”
When TV comedies like Shrill tackle abortion, they do away with the drama.
Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Education Department has been threatened with massive budget cuts, faced repeated risk of wholesale elimination and suffered many smaller blows adding up to significant injury— and students are feeling the pain.
Crumbling classrooms, 25-year-old textbooks and insulting pay? Teachers are not going to take it anymore. With their #REDforED rallies and walkouts, our nation’s predominantly female educators are reminding us of the lesson we learned in kindergarten: Listen to the teachers.
It’s no wonder she’s graced the Ms. cover five times and counting. Wonder Woman remains a dynamic symbol of women’s potential, the possibilities of feminism and the hopes of humanity.
More than 30 years after its original publishing, as our own government systematically strips rights from women, we revisit Margaret Atwood’s vision in The Handmaid’s Tale. We heed her warning.
I will march for free thought and creative expression and all the social movements they inspire.
I wanted to be Marie, not Sally. Who wants to be the ingénue when you can live an interesting life, battle your demons and, at the end of the day, be remembered for always being different?
SNL has reminded me to leave room for laughter and that comedy can be both cathartic and productive.
We need to be vigilant about how unconscious tokenism affects the perception of black women in popular media and beyond.