Feminist Call to Action 7 – Embrace O.C.D.!
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 […]
On JUDY: The Road to Hell is Paved With Yellow Bricks
JUDY captures the chaos-and heartbreak-in the final year of Judy Garland’s life as she bravely mounts a professional comeback in London while attempting to regain custody of her two young children. It also serves as a cautionary tale about the terrible toll Hollywood exacted on its most vulnerable performers-the female child star. The film largely […]
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 […]