Female pop-culture icons, women in the media and the depiction of women in the entertainment and pop culture sphere.
8 Movies With Empowering Female Leads
Movies are not only a good form of entertainment but they can also be a powerful way to explore more serious societal issues. Whether in a biographical or fictional way, many important movies discuss women’s achievements and the struggles that feminism has faced throughout the years.
Fangirl Culture Made Me The Badass Woman I Am Today
Originally published on Odyssey Online The first iteration of my Facebook page when I was fourteen included an expansive list of the fandoms I belonged to: Whovian, Potterhead. Directioner. Sheerio. The list went on and on. I listed my fandoms as my good qualities on a resume.
The Hollywood Feminine Trope
Society might've put a different idea into your head, but feminine isn't a synonym of shallow. I have recently realized that in situations where I have to prove something, I often tend to neglect my image. Unconsciously, so many women think being feminine can't go hand in hand with being smart and capable. The media have been brainwashing girls for too many years to count, and although we have made progress, there's still this general idea that leads women, including myself, to feel the need to neglect their femininity to make room for something else.
Weddings, Babies and Wine — What Screenwriters Think Women Are All About
I hate starting a new movie, only to discover that its main female character is another one-dimensional, cardboard cutout shaped like a woman.
Clap, Punch, Kick. Physical is a harsh lesson in internalised female misogyny and the conditioning of female self consciousness.
I must admit I had a very visceral response watching the first six episodes of Physical. I was quickly transported back to my early childhood where the punishing and restrictive mentality of personal athletic betterment was relentlessly pushed out into the popular culture zeitgeist of the late 80’s - early 90’s. An issue that hasn't left but quietly established itself as the norm of personal female self-empowerment. If, you are a millennial who was reared during this conception of dysmorphic, diet culture toxicity, watching this will be nothing short of an uncomfortable trip down memory lane and for everyone else it will serve as a confronting reminder that there is still a lot of work to do in challenging these beliefs.
We Need More Unfiltered Pictures Like the One of Khloe Kardashian
A candid photo of Khloé Kardashian in a bikini started circulating the internet some time ago. And it sparked a lot of drama.
The Only Fictional Male Character I've Ever Truly Loved
If you read or watched the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and didn't fall in love with Mr. Darcy, I just have one thing to tell you: I don't believe that one bit.
A Feminist Critique of Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rhetorical analyses are a crucial part of understanding how the rhetor has impacted an audience. That being said, feminist criticism may look into how marginalized groups have been impacted by a rhetor. When reviewing the following research question: How do rhetors construct ways of being that are independent of accepted and conventional norms; we are able to further analyze the rhetor’s approach to creating a safe and understanding space for marginalized groups in an otherwise intolerant society. Being able to criticize an artifact using this question will allow readers to better grasp the idea of what it is like to be in a marginalized group and how to not only tolerate individuals but accept and embrace their unique qualities and what they bring to our society as a whole. This analysis will explore how Rocky Horror Picture Show dismantles the hegemonic ideology through generating multiple perspectives, reframing, and juxtaposing incongruities as feminist strategies of disruption.
How Much Change Has Female Empowerment Brought to Society in Recent Years?
Over the years we have seen some major changes in society occur as a result of this movement – from how women are represented in the media to economic empowerment. Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, we’ve proven time and time again that we can fight for equality, and it’s vital we keep moving in the right direction.
Acouple of nights ago, I watched The Princess Dairies. It’s the makeover story of makeover stories: socially-awkward and frizzy-haired Anne Hathaway discovers she’s a real-life princess and must begin training for her new royal role. By the end of the movie, she’s gone from a nerdy teenager stumbling in high heels to an elegant, modelesque princess.
Mean Girls Missed the Mark
I want to start this off by saying that I LOVE "Mean Girls". It is possibly one of the funniest, and most quotable movies in existence. I watch it every time I see it on TV. I mean how many times can you set through the entire thing before it stops being entertaining and hilarious?
The Gemini Enigma
I am a Gemini. One of the most hated signs of the zodiac. Time and time again, I have encountered multiple skeptics on my supposed trustworthiness. Apparently I am a snake, and my personality will morph itself into a demonic entity the minute I let "Gemini" slip past my tongue. My outward behavior is automatically put in a high court of the zodiac rule, and I am most likely going to be found guilty of all charges. It's pretty brutal, I'll say that!