Each year in late January, we have a short-lived debate about the objectification of women in advertising as corporations spend big dollars on their Super Bowl moments. Let's not forget that one of the root causes of domestic violence and sexual assault is the objectification of women.
Under no circumstances will I call Blue Is the Warmest Color a "lesbian" film. Does that matter? I think so, particularly since the film has generated stories of on-set sadism that smack of over a century of movies made by men well-schooled in the cruel manipulation of women.
Todd Hido infuses inanimate objects with more humanity than he finds and reveals in the living women he photographs. What if he looked at a woman and considered that she might be nearly as interesting and complex as a broken chair?
The PolitiChicks are a group of conservative women who claim to be covering "the most important issues and events of the day." And, apparently, one of those important issues last week was deciding who should be considered America's "hottest conservative supermen."
#Objectify has gotten much bigger than I expected. At first I was excited, but now I see the scale of the discussion and coverage is creating a number of valid risks -- and as a result, I'd like to call off the event.
Salander's character, and her appeal to readers, isn't about sex. It's about her resilience in the face of adversity -- significant adversity. It's about her persistent and dogged will to see justice done.
The summer movie season is upon us, and while there is an increase this year in the number of films geared toward women in lead roles, I feel disappointed about the lack of diversity in roles for women.
Is it really too much to ask that a child be allowed to reach adulthood without thinking that watching two women engaged in a jailhouse beating is prerequisite foreplay for a satisfying sexual encounter?