Category Archives: feminism

What Else You Can Do To Fight H.R.3 & H.R.358 – Links

Aside from contacting your representative and tweeting at #dearjohn here are some quick and easy things you can do to oppose H.R.3 and H.R.358: Sign the We Won’t Go Back to the Back Alley petition at MoveOn.org Sign the petition at … Continue reading

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“No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion” & “Protect Life” Bills

So this is out of my usual topic, having nothing whatsoever to do with film, but I think it is important, as a feminist to talk about H.R. 3 the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and H.R. 358 the … Continue reading

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An Ode to JJ and Prentiss

It is rare to find a strong female character on a network show, much less two or three. Criminal Minds had three such women in Jennifer Jareau, Emily Prentiss, and Penelope Garcia. These women are smart, complicated, not at all … Continue reading

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Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda’s career as a feminist filmmaker moves from the French New Wave and Left Bank movements to political modernism, portraying with sincerity the lives of women. From her first film, La Pointe Courte (1956), she combines realism with subjective … Continue reading

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Women and Spike Lee, I: Women as Sexual Objects

Despite Spike Lee’s many talents as a filmmaker, he still has a blind spot when it comes to women, portraying them in the same (or worse) terms as the white patriarchy his films react against. Female characters in his films … Continue reading

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