Posts tagged ‘Feminism’

Females In Film

It’s no secret that Hollywood is kind of a boys’ club. When not facing outright sexism, there’s a consistent cliquey-ness to the way women are treated in the film and television industry, whether it’s being marginalized on set, or just having no real voice in the media aside from Nora Ephron-type romantic comedies. Warner Brothers studios, shamefully, recently put a freeze on all films with female leads on the grounds that they “don’t sell”, even though the numbers say otherwise. Female directors are incredibly rare, and often end up having to direct fluff anyway.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

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November 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm 8 comments

Family Movies and the American Dream

I put up with a lot of shit from people on a day-to-day basis. But there is one thing I cannot let go, will never surrender, and will continue to stand strong by: 

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August 7, 2008 at 10:40 am 5 comments

OMG Weddings!

As twenty-something females, I’m certain we’re all dying to get our hair done, our nails done, put on a big foofy white dress, and host an intensely stressful catered affair, while making our loved ones anxious and resentful for months beforehand, right?  Oh, and somewhere in there I guess we’re supposed to be uniting ourselves with the man we love.  That’s pretty much secondary to the foofy dress, though.

Anyway, the best new segment on Current TV is called Target Women, in which the hilarious Sarah Haskins details the ways in which marketing executives think women are completely retarded.  In this episode she does a rundown of shows like Bridezilla (Think “My Super Sweet 16” for people who are DEFINITELY old enough to know better) and Bulging Brides (somehow even more offensive than the title makes it sound).

The best part is Haskins herself, though- she’s funny, self-deprecating, and full of those “SHE SAYS WHAT I THINK!” moments.  Her videos on campaigning for women’s votes and idiotic yogurt commercials are equally awesome.

June 14, 2008 at 2:00 pm 4 comments


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