Feminist Call to Action #7: Mind Your Language
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 […]
Exotic Dancers vs. Men on Wall Street: Who are the REAL Hustlers?
The excellent new film Hustlers examines the seedy playground that comprises much of the NYC nightlife, and where the hucksters of Wall Street revel in reckless debauchery. The pathologically depraved behavior of the men from the world of finance will eventually garner implications for the world over, but it’s reassuring to know that the savvy […]
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Without the Stories
Linda Ronstadt’s life and legacy are celebrated in the new documentary film, The Sound of My Voice. Highly entertaining, and inspirational, the film honors Ronstadt by depicting her as one of the first female pioneers in the rough and tumble world of rock music. It is a world that was, and remains largely dominated by […]