There’s one mountain in Hollywood that even “The Hunger Games’” scrappy heroine Katniss Everdeen hasn’t been able to move: the number of roles for women.
Despite the success of recent female-driven movies such as “Bridesmaids” and the “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” series, female representation in popular movies is at its lowest level in five years
“Feminism is predicated on the idea that gender is a social construct, that women are not defined by their biology, and that the category of “woman” is informed and constructed by social gender norms. If women are more than what’s between their legs, why do some feminists continue to perpetuate a patriarchal notion that biology is destiny?…Trans women are women. How do I know that? Because they say they are women. Because they identify as women. Because your gender expression is not dictated by the gender with which you were born.”
- Lauren Rankin, PolicyMic
You are more beautiful than you think
Is this inspirational, or is it falling into the same beauty stereotypes that haunt our society? What do you think?
Asked by advragefangirlemily
In my opinion feminism is all about equality. It is about empowering women and men to create a more equal world, whether that is through eliminating the remaining vestiges of sexism and discrimination (which very much do exist and are not exaggerations, minor inconveniences or lies. Women today make 77 cents to every dollar that a man makes, 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault, 1/3 of all women have an abortion yet millions of women are unable to receive one because of legal restrictions, only 16% of women are in Congress and many advertisements, television shows and films still objectify and sexualize women in a demeaning manner.) However, feminism’s fight for equality does not stop there. It is about fighting discrimination in all facets of life whether that is against the poor, gay, lesbian or transsexuals, different ethnic groups or other marginalized peoples. All of these issues don’t only affect women, but affect men too. Men also experience sexual assault and discrimination and objectification in the media and these issues need to be addressed. And in my opinion, feminism, though its main basis may be women, it is a means of eliminating all inequalities in this world.
I’m glad you shared your opinion with me. I hope you find my response interesting and educational.
An amazing and inspiring 3 part documentary about the women’s movement by PBS. I recommend that everyone watch it