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Feministing Chat: Why Her is the most feminist film of the year

Ed. note: On paper, a love story between a man and his operating system would seem to have the potential to be a feminist nightmare. Instead, many of the Feministing crew found Spike Jonze’s Her to be the most feminist film of the year. It gets our pick for best picture at the Oscars this weekend.

Ed. note: On paper, a love story between a man and his operating system would seem to have the potential to be a feminist nightmare. Instead, many of the Feministing crew found Spike Jonze’s Her to be ...

Athena Film Festival ticket giveaway: Farah Goes Bang

Update: Congratulations to community member Katie (@tempestoflily) who was first to submit the correct answer! Katie, I’ll be in touch shortly with info on how to claim your free tickets. 

Looking for a new favorite filmmaker? For the past two years we’ve been proud to partner with the Athena Film Festival, a four-day festival held annually in New York City at Columbia University featuring  films, documentaries, and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.

Update: Congratulations to community member Katie (@tempestoflily) who was first to submit the correct answer! Katie, I’ll be in touch shortly with info on how to claim your free tickets. 

Looking for a new favorite filmmaker? ...

A rom com about a woman who gets an abortion is going to Sundance

Regular readers of the blog probably know that the dearth of pop culture depictions of abortion is big cause of mine. Though in recent years there have been some realistic and complex abortion storylines on Friday Night Lights and Grey’s Anatomy, it’s still pretty rare to see a character get an abortion in Hollywood–and often those who do will “pay for [the] choice in some negative way.”

That’s why the short film Obvious Child released in 2009 was such a breath of fresh air. Starring the hilarious Jenny Slate, the rom com set in Brooklyn told the story of a lady who has a one-night stand, discovers she’s pregnant, and gets an abortion. And–shocker of shockers!–she ...

Regular readers of the blog probably know that the dearth of pop culture depictions of abortion is big cause of mine. Though in recent years there have been some realistic and complex abortion storylines ...

New documentary Young Lakota about lack of abortion access on a reservation

Image Credit: Ms. Magazine

In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions abortion ban.

Image Credit: Ms. Magazine

In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions ...

Dr. Hern hugging a patient

On the new documentary After Tiller and how anti-choicers ignore the complexity of life

In the more than five years I’ve been active in the reproductive rights movement, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to convince anti-choice folks to support abortion rights. For awhile it was my job since I worked in communications. More generally, I think it’s just because I’m a self-righteous writer–I strongly believe in the morality of the pro-choice position and I’m convinced that if I can just communicate that well enough, people who disagree will come around. Basically, I’m like Walt in Breaking Bad: “I truly believe there exists some combination of words–there must exist certain words in a certain specific order that can explain all of this.”

In that quest, I’ve come to put a ...

In the more than five years I’ve been active in the reproductive rights movement, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to convince anti-choice folks to support abortion rights. For awhile it was my job ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Ann’s gender-reversed parody: A response to Emily Yoffe.

Breast cancer stigmas in Uganda.

“When does an Academic become a Whore?”

Spike Jonze and Her: Who are we writing out of the future?

Apparently, women aren’t equal when it comes to corporate crime.

Oh that’s me. That’s us, that’s us, that’s me, thank God, that’s us.”

Ann’s gender-reversed parody: A response to Emily Yoffe.

Breast cancer stigmas in Uganda.

“When does an Academic become a Whore?”

Spike Jonze and Her: Who are we writing out of the future?

Apparently, women ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

The Hairpin interviews Dr. Susan Robinson, “one of the last four doctors in America to openly provide third-trimester abortions.”

What does manhood mean in 2013?

Feminism causes mass shootings. And sexting.

After Tiller reframes the abortion debate.

“I wonder if Nixon is bugging us now.”

Want to see more films with women of color portraying complex and interesting lead characters?

By Chloe and Alexandra

The Hairpin interviews Dr. Susan Robinson, “one of the last four doctors in America to openly provide third-trimester abortions.”

What does manhood mean in 2013?

Feminism causes mass shootings. And ...

Why I would pay to see “In A World” again. For the third time.

Two weeks ago I took my boyfriend to see Lake Bell’s new film In A World, about a struggling female voice-over actress trying to make it in a male-dominated industry. Yesterday I dragged my little sister and my dad to see it. I’m considering taking my best friend to see it next weekend.

Why might I–an unemployed recent college graduate–agree to pay for an overpriced movie ticket to see the same film three times? Because it is not only an engaging and entertaining movie, but also a feminist film. Firstly, in an industry dominated by men, the movie is  written, directed, produced by and starred in all by the same woman. Lake Bell is my new shero. Refreshingly, there are ...

Two weeks ago I took my boyfriend to see Lake Bell’s new film In A World, about a struggling female voice-over actress trying to make it in a male-dominated industry. Yesterday I dragged my little sister ...

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