Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Hannah F on 11/17/2014
TIME Magazine Suggests “Feminist” Should Be Banned In 2015
On November 12, 2014, TIME magazine published an article called Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015? Previously, they “banned” words like “twerk,” “YOLO,” and “OMG,” because they thought it would make the reader “seek out the nearest the pair of chopsticks and thrust them through [their] own eardrums like straws through plastic lids.” Now I have my own issues with the entire concept of banning words simply because they are a new fad or used by adolescents, but I won’t address that here. No, my main problem lies in TIME’s decision that “feminist” should be a contender this year.
That’s right, smack dab alongside “obvi,” “yassssss,” and “turnt,” “feminist” sits in the poll of words to be banned. Their justification? “You have nothing against feminism itself, but when …
Feminism | Posted by Eliza V on 11/5/2014
HeForShe or SheForHe?
On September 20th, 2014, Emma Watson made a now viral speech at the UN HeForShe event. The HeForShe campaign was set up by UN Women to activate and emphasize the importance of male involvement in the fight for gender equality. Watson’s speech was undoubtedly the most noted part of the event. She stated:
“In 1995, Hilary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly many of the things she wanted to change are still a reality today. But what stood out for me the most was that only 30 per cent of her audience were male. How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation? Men—I would like to take this opportunity …
Pop-Culture, Uncategorized | Posted by Julie Z on 07/14/2009
Gossip Round Up
I have no schedule for this feature. I do not live my life with regularity, sad-ish but true. Anyway, on with it.
I am Carl. dead serious.
UP passed the $280 mil mark, 2nd only to Finding Nemo of Pixar’s movies (because Ellen is a beast). UP is the best movie ever. I’m hypercritical of everything and I couldn’t find anything wrong with it. I do not like the cone of shame. Hahahaha. Moving on.
*valid point made after this was posted: lack of female characters. This is true. Especially with the dogs? Wtf not even logical. I still thought this was a great movie with positive messages.
Vanessa Hudgens is going to play a hooker in the new film “Sucker Punch.” Of the role, Hudgens said, “I’m playing a …