Her creators were ‘sex radicals’ and she was designed to represent the suffragist as pin-up. Jill Lepore drawson newly discovered private papers to tell the secret history of the world’s most famous female superhero
‘I just saw Gone Girl and it was one of the most offensive, flippantly sexist, arrogant, misogynistic excuses to make a film about a “crazy bitch wife who only wants babies and manipulates everything.” I am so mad, and everyone else in the world seems to love it.’
The South Australian senator, the first Australian politician to be openly in a same-gender relationship, spoke out in support of Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, who announced over the weekend that he was gay. The five-time Olympic gold medallist opened up to British journalist Michael Parkinson on Sunday, saying he had wanted to come out for some time. “I couldn't, I didn't feel as though I could,” he said.
How political correctness resulted in enforcing a universal, cross-cultural gender stereotype.
When cultural anthropology, psychology and photographic ingenuity converge, it’s a fascinating thing. And that’s exactly what South Korean visual artist JeongMee Yoonhas been doing since 2005 in her thesis work, The Pink and Blue Projects.
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Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.
Former model Sasha Sarago - who identifies herself as Indigenous and African American - started modelling as a child. But she quit the industry a few years ago because she says there were a lack of opportunities for models from diverse backgrounds. "When you look at the Australian fashion industry, there's a breakdown of 1100 models. With that breakdown, there's 16 Chinese models and 7 Indigenous (models)," she told SBS. "Now that's very minimal to say the least."
By Anthony Gierzynski, University of Vermont The idea that entertainment has an effect on our politics might seem ludicrous to some. Many would scoff at the notion that the Star Wars saga might have influenced the political socialisation of Generation X. Or that the music that the baby boomers listened to played a supporting role in the development of that generation’s politics.
Oops, it seems Hollywood’s stubborn refusal to cater to female movie-goers may be hurting the bottom line. Summer box office numbers are way down–resulting in a 20 percent decline in revenue in North America–this year, and it could be because Hollywood is still making crap targeted at the long-coveted young dude demographic when they’re going to the theater less and women have become a more reliable audience.
By Sarah Boxer Bambi’s mother, shot. Nemo’s mother, eaten by a barracuda. Lilo’s mother, killed in a car crash. Koda’s mother in Brother Bear, speared. Po’s mother in Kung Fu Panda 2, done in by a power-crazed peacock. Ariel’s mother in the third Little Mermaid, crushed by a pirate ship. Human baby’s mother in Ice Age, chased by a saber-toothed tiger over a waterfall.