Tag: feminism

Opinion

Lasso of Truth: Why Wonder Woman Isn’t the Feminist Film You’ve Been Waiting For

Princess of Themyscira. Lasso-wielding badass. Feminist Icon. On June 2nd, comic-book lovers, women, and DC Universe fanatics alike flocked to theaters for the much-anticipated debut of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, a film that garnered publicity namely for purported exceptional female representation. Casted in the role of the Amazonian warrior princess was Gal Gadot, an Israeli…

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Gender violence conversations require accurate assumptions

I went to the Jackson Katz event, held on April 6, because I was interested in how masculinity studies plays out on college campuses and in the world of feminism generally. I felt informed on the theory behind the importance of studying masculinity as a way to undo the “othering” of other groups in relation…

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Toward a more inclusive feminism

I’d like to continue the conversation Sarah Nemetz began recently with her article “Feminist icons in the media.” These days, feminism seems to be having a pop culture moment. In light of this, we should be wary of appropriating feminism and repackaging it so as to make it consumable. I agree with Sarah: Nicki Minaj’s…

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Feminist icons in the media – pressure and presence

Most people had one of two responses when they first saw Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” music video: disgust or empowerment. The same goes for Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” or virtually any of the videos off of Beyoncé’s album “Beyoncé.” Let’s be honest: these videos could be described as vulgar, disgusting and indecent—you would not be…

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A call for understanding in original op-eds

Here’s the thing about reading some of the opinions in this section: it’s easy to get really fired up. When I read Ben Shields’ piece, “How idealogues have ruined the Democratic Party” in the last issue of The Mac Weekly, my brain was whirring with responses. I could respond to every claim in this article…

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Footnote to ‘Feminism’: A response to “Feminism reinforces roles”

“Women making independent choices can quickly and unknowingly contribute to a patriarchal society.” So can women who form judgments of those choices. Last week’s op-ed “How Feminism Unintentionally Reinforces Gender Roles” by Jane Hornsby sparked a productive discussion in Sonita Sarker’s Feminist/Queer Theories & Methodologies class, in which we grappled with the author’s view using…