The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to find that elusive perfect gift for the girl(s) in your life. When so many gifts marketed to girls are highly gendered, promotingstereotyped and objectified images of girls, holiday shopping can be a frustrating experience. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’ve created a list of gifts that […]
Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, by Diane Radycki, relates the personal story and artistic history of a woman that has much to offer today’s audiences. Radycki’s book, which had its origins in a Harvard Ph.D. dissertation, sees Modersohn-Becker as a pioneer and groundbreaker who was trying to navigate “having it all.” Born in 1876 […]
“I wouldn’t say [I'm a] feminist, that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist it’s just like, ‘Get out of my way I don’t need anyone,’” she says. “I love that I’m being taken care of, and I have a man that’s an actual leader. I’m not a feminist in that sense … but I’ve worked really hard since I was 19, when I first auditioned for Idol.”
Note: Linda is ready to finish and release her debut albums, “Voice of the Children” and “Love Sessions” & she needs our help: I’m a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada. I love singing and helping others especially children in need. Recently I launched my Indiegogo project to record my first two album releases “Voice of the Children” […]
In a considerably hectic news month, it was a nice treat to be able to watch the 2013 Emmy Awards last Sunday night and see the glitz and glamour of what I consider to be the “kickoff” of awards season, even though the other prominent award shows such as the Golden Globes and Oscars won’t […]
This thunderous exclamation seems to occur every five minutes. If a girl is way prettier, she’s a bitch. If a girl “steals” a man of a girl who isn’t even dating that said man, she’s a bitch. If a girl is thought to be a lesbian, she’s a bitch. Twice Jesminder “Jesse” Bharma, Bend it Like Beckham’s football loving protagonist, has been on the receiving end of the blow, but I started to lose sight of this supposedly empowering feminist sports movie due to the infinitely alarming amount of lesbian hatred disguised as harmless humor. To be a lesbian is a bitch? Really? Why?
I don’t want to talk about the Hugo Schywzer meltdown. If you’d like the specifics of that incident you could go here or here. This is not to dismiss the impetus behind #solidarityisforwhitewomen, nor make light of the way women of color are routinely silenced by academia, mainstream feminism and even their friends and colleagues. […]
In our biggest campaign yet to support women-focused causes, VITAMIN W Media has partnered with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain to help raise funds for her documentary in development on Lorraine Hansberry, the iconic playwright and writer of A Raisin in the Sun. From June 20-July 19, we intend to raise $50,000 through this pro bono campaign.
We invite you to make a tax-deductible donation and share the campaign with your social media networks. A full list of donor benefits, including donor acknowledgement on the website and private screenings, are listed at the bottom of this page.** As an extra incentive, VITAMIN W is commissioning an original oil painting by Laura Kaelin and will award it to the donor with the greatest contribution. Please give $10–or $100 and help us bring this great American story to life.
Joss Whedon’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is soaked in sex, languidness, and alcohol, as any decent adaptation of a Shakespeare comedy should be. It’s not a “wedding movie” in the traditional sense: there are no Bridezilla jokes, montages of wedding planning going hilariously wrong, or subplots about in-laws fighting each other.
So the season 3 finale of The Walking Dead. What can I say? Is there less sexism than last season’s appalling anti-abortion storyline with Lori’s pregnancy? Did the addition of badass Michonne change the gender dynamics? I’m going to warn you right now. This post isn’t going to be pretty. Not with all the misogyny. […]