I remember when my parents subscribed to cable television. I began to realize where I, as a young woman, received value. While I wasn’t consciously critiquing TV as a tween, I was absorbing their messages, and the message was primarily that women are objects. And don’t get me started on diversity! But today I’m not here just to critique. I’m here to celebrate.
Put very simply, self-care is an intentional practice of taking care of ourselves. Now if you’re a type A productivity monster such as myself, you may have already stopped reading because you’ve got things to do. Am I right? I’ve said that all too many times before to myself. But if our obsession with productivity is keeping us from taking care of ourselves, we’ve got a problem.
When Amy arrived at college, she hardly identified as a feminist. Conversely, when Erin arrived at college, she was already a full-fledged feminist activist. Now Amy and Erin are both in college – one conservative and one liberal – and they see the need for some advice on how to be a collegiate feminist activist, regardless of your environment. This article is it.
Superhero films are known for their male-centric nature. Women are left sorting through the female characters that we are offered, and boy, is it grim. The common question that comes up when chatting with people about the role of gender in superhero films is: “Well, he is sexy too, isn’t he? It’s unfair to both sexes.” And the answer is yes, it is. But there’s more.