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The Amazonian princess will soon be flying her invisible plane into another glass ceiling as she lands the first female-led film of the current superhero blockbuster boom. (Yes, we forgot about "Elektra" and "Catwoman" in the early-2000s. Haven't you?) But while sexism remains a villain to be defeated on the big screen, that's no longer the case on the comic book pages that birthed all this in the first place. Superhero diversity has been increasing by leaps, bounds and Nazi-punches over the past few years. Back in 2010, Marvel had no ongoing female-led comics. So we've put together a list of incredible, amazing and uncanny comic books for kids (yes, this includes boys) featuring female leads, and increasingly female artists and writers as well. America Ms. Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur Invincible Iron Man. All-female horror anthology XX premieres to cheers at Sundance.
PARK CITY, UTAH—Most people would say the main purpose of horror film is to scare the bejeebers out of us.
Not the women behind XX, the first all-female horror anthology, which had its world premiere early Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. They see fright films as a form of empowerment and advancement. “It was created in direct response to the lack of opportunities for women in film, particularly in the horror genre,” Toronto writer/director Jovanka Vuckovic told a packed and cheering audience at the Library Theatre, which braved a very dark and snowstormy night to attend the midnight screening. Finally there's a feminist magazine, Kazoo, for girls who love science and climbing trees. In Defense of Villainesses. How 'Spoilt Modern Indian women' are busting sexist stereotypes on Facebook. Take Back Halloween! Ada Byron Lovelace (1815-1852) was one of the most remarkable visionaries in the history of science.
Her friend Charles Babbage invented the Analytical Engine to crunch numbers; it was Ada who realized that it could do much more. She saw that a mechanical device—a computer, if you will—could solve all kinds of analytical problems, as long as they could be treated algorithmically. She was a hundred years ahead of her time. Nowadays she’s recognized as “the world’s first computer programmer,” though we think that actually understates the novelty and breadth of her vision. It makes her sound a little like an early employee at IBM.
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Adele’s new Rolling Stone cover, a tangent to her breathlessly anticipated reemergence, does just that, and it’s striking. Since the birth of art criticism, images of women have been read largely as subject to the male gaze, and it’s rare, even in this fourth wave of feminism, to see an image of a woman rejecting that gaze. In "Trainwreck," Amy Schumer Calls Bullshit On Postfeminism. 26 Times Celebrity Men Shut Down Sexism In The Best Damn Way. 13 Awkward Moments For Feminists. Shop the FLARE X Hudson’s Bay Spring Lookbook Now. Advice for Daughters From Dads of Yore. Having it all in Belle Époque France: how magazines remade the modern woman. At first blush, recent discussions about women “having it all” seem to be uniquely American and of this time: the product of our overachieving society, capitalism, and the constant pressure to succeed.
But it’s also a product of the mass media and its particular, visual pressures upon women. This, then, is not a new phenomenon. It actually originated more than 100 years ago in France, where both photography and film were invented, and arguably celebrity culture as well (think Sarah Bernhardt). Photo courtesy Rachel Mesch. Around the time that photographs of famous people were first starting to circulate in French magazines, these magazines were also reimagining how to present the modern French woman. “‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” by Kameron Hurley — A Dribble of Ink. I’m going to tell you a story about llamas.
It will be like every other story you’ve ever heard about llamas: how they are covered in fine scales; how they eat their young if not raised properly; and how, at the end of their lives, they hurl themselves – lemming-like- over cliffs to drown in the surging sea. They are, at heart, sea creatures, birthed from the sea, married to it like the fishing people who make their livelihood there. Every story you hear about llamas is the same. You see it in books: the poor doomed baby llama getting chomped up by its intemperate parent. True Grit, Mattie Ross and Feminism?