“I’m a child of an immigrant and a child from poverty. I’m a woman who’s been through various forms of abuse. I know that those mind games of making something beautiful out of ugly is what I do for a living. I want the world to feel that.”
“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.”
Bollywood cinema has come a long way from misogynist, one-dimensional, racialized portrayals of women and feminism—but we have a long way to go towards forging a better understanding of what it means to be feminist in Indian cinema.
A study published this month indicates substantial progress for women’s inclusion in independent films over the past year. But gender discrepancies are amplified in the realm of more mainstream science fiction and superhero films.
“I can assure you there is no institution more hierarchical, dominance-oriented, patriarchal and based on the threat and promise of violence than an American prison. This is not an accident; it is by design.”
A documentary 30 years in the making. A takedown of gender discrimination. Weaponizing data. And an award-winning documentary about an award-winning hero. This week’s picks tell the stories of incredible women.
Roma Torre, Amanda Farinacci, Vivian Lee, Jeanine Ramirez and Kristen Shaughnessy are suing Spectrum News for gender- and age-based discrimination—and demanding better from the industry at-large on social media.
Guys who struggle to get laid are not the most put-upon members of our society. The male ego is not a sacred object. And nobody should waste time and energy tiptoeing around a dude just because he can’t take a joke.
“I grew up at a time when we actually believed we may make a revolution in this country: when women would be equal to men; when workers were paid a living wage; where health care would be universal. My friends were gay, straight, black and white, and I believe this is what gave me that zeal.”
Feminists working on- and off-screen in Hollywood celebrated Netflix’s female stars and show-runners Sunday at their third annual Rebels & Rulebreakers event at Raleigh Studios Sunday.