#WomenNotObjects

Sexist Post-it Ad (source: aplus.com)

I have the priviledge of being friends with a lot of very intelligent, very open-minded people. One of them linked to this article on their Facebook page.

Let me just state the obvious: Sexism is alive and well.

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Comics Review #4: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


Title: Nimona
Written and Illustrasted by: Noelle Stevenson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2015

You want a graphic novel with a female protagonist, people of color and LGBTQ representation? You want humor, action, fantasy and science-fiction?

Look no further. I have just the book for you!

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Blogging 201: Day 7 (Femme Friday Event)

Our assignment for today is to create a recurring blogging event on our site.

I submitted the following event proposition to The Daily Post:

Femme Friday is about posting something about women each Friday. This may be a photo, a short story, an essay, a poem, art, or whatever strikes your fancy. You can introduce a woman who inspired you in some way, or talk about developments in the struggle for equality, write a story about a female protagonist or a feminist topic, create art to promote female creativity etc. You decide how you want to interpret your version of Femme Friday. The only requirements are that is has to be about women and that it has to be posted Fridays. Be creative!

As I already stated in my first post for Blogging 201, one of my goals is to have a weekly post concerning women. So the idea for a blogging event came to my mind easily enough. Wouldn’t it be great if a lot of people took the time to blog about women? Focus at least once a week on something a woman achieved? On Friday every week, I would like you to think about a woman who inspired you, who you consider important, and to tell your readers about her and what you think makes her special. Tag with “Femme Friday” so that everyone can find your posts easily. I’m looking forward to everyone’s ideas.

Little (feminist) things that make me happy

It seems that Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign speech reached quite a few people, not only her fans but also colleagues in the film business. When I looked through my Twitter feed this morning, I stumbled upon this post, and it made me smile:

 

I’m a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, so seeing him wearing this t-shirt and declaring himself a feminist made me very, very happy.

Earlier, in search of above mentioned tweet, I also found this gem:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt declared on several occasions that he is a feminist. So seeing him wearing this t-shirt while not surprising was still very welcome. Anyway, kudos to Elle magazine for their #ELLEfeminism campaign. Really nice!