Category Archives: Devi’s Discourse

On alternating weeks, Devi will explore various themes as they pertain to film and feminism.

Over the past 12 months, I’ve offered several modest calls to action we can undertake in our daily lives to pave the path for a more gender-friendly future. However, these are but mere baby steps and by no means sufficient to overcome the broad scale social injustice that poisons not only our film culture but […]

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Rest assured, I’m by no means making light of obsessive compulsive disorder. I refer to another form of O.C.D., a process comprised of three stages: Observe Consider Discuss In a world where we’re all too quick to “like” or “not like” something without giving matters much thought, knee jerk responses seem to be getting us […]

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Language is our most ubiquitous tool— we use it every day, spoken, written, gesticulated to communicate our thoughts and ideas. And though, unlike many of the romance languages, English is, theoretically, “gender neutral,” we’ve developed some very damaging sexist trends in our everyday parlance that normalizes negative stereotypes. It’s time we change that—in movies and […]

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