A woman’s right to choose is under siege—which is why it is important to critically examine how the media covers it. A new report from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Global Strategy Group (GSG) found most abortion coverage in mainstream media to be “deeply, and problematically, politicized.”
From abortion to weight loss, the patriarchal tradition of policing women’s bodies is a strong and long lasting one. Telling women what they must or must not do with their hair—whether that be the color, texture, quantity or location of it—is just another way women’s agency over their own bodies is controlled.
The entertainment industry needs to use its power and unique position to radically change the oppressive, systemic and white supremacist culture that persists in Hollywood.
The conversation around film history today still revolves around predominantly male and white producers, directors and more. Even in 2020, the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Greatest American Films of All Time has not one female director.
In order to widen the conversation in the future, we must amend how we look at the past. The time is up—and for many of us, it has been up for quite a while.
Founder of the largest—and one of the only—diversity and inclusion initiatives focused exclusively on women of color in the film and television industry, Cheryl L. Bedford sees no use in maintaining the status quo.
“I used to say that women of color need to work twice as hard to be considered half as good; that’s what I was told as I was growing up. Now, I say that women of color should be able to be like mediocre white men and still get hired.”
“The findings of this study send a strong message to brands and media outlets that including LGBTQ people in ads, films and TV is good for business and good for the world,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD.
Seeking catharsis through gripping, unconventional dramas? There are plenty of shows featuring compelling feminist characters streaming on Netflix to carry you through the coming months.
How many women and feminist trailblazers have been historically called by their partners’ names—boiling them down to the mere “Mrs.” version of their husbands?
The answer: a lot.
Looking for a smart comedy to take your mind off the current state of the world? there are plenty of shows featuring compelling feminist characters streaming on Netflix to carry you through the coming months.
“Our leadership can help us navigate our way out of our current geopolitical challenges to a better future. I promise you this. But when I think of how little support we get to build our projects, our innovations, our structures and our communities, it scares me. … How much more do we have to prove ourselves?”