Tag Archives: Film

The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong

Tweet Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search [...]
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Get free tickets to an advance screening of the abortion-themed indie rom-com Obvious Child!

Tweet I’ve been excited about Obvious Child since way back when it was just a short. And I couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s been turned into a full-length feature and is receiving critical acclaim. As we’ve mentioned on the blog previously, Obvious Child is a huge breath of fresh air. Cultural depictions of abortion are not generally the [...]
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Belle navigates blurred lines of race, gender and class in 18th Century Britain

TweetOne might as well begin with this painting. In this image, we see two women of status, Dido Elizabeth Belle alongside her cousin, white Lady Elizabeth Murray. It is an oil portrait from 1779. I’m no art historian, but I can tell you that the image communicated an intimacy and nod towards an equality in [...]
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Film: How to Lose Your Virginity

Tweet I have a little sister and, like any good feminist, I spend a lot of time making sure that she knows that her worth extends beyond her beauty, her body, and her sexuality. As she is still a teenager, a big topic in her life and that of her peers lately has been virginity. Personally, [...]
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Charts: Movies that pass the Bechdel test have a better return on investment

TweetThe evidence that movies featuring women being people actually make money keeps rolling in. Here’s the latest data-dive from FiveThirtyEight — they ran the numbers on over 1,500 films released between 1990 and 2013 and found that movies that pass the Bechdel test see a great return on investment at the box office. Tweet
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