The Bechdel Test needs an update: We’ve set the bar for female representation too low. 20th Century Fox The Bechdel Test, the brainchild of cartoonist Alison Bechdel, bubbled out of a 1985 comic strip called Dykes to Watch Out For. It was Bechdel’s modest proposal for assessing how well a given film represented its female characters, and it went like so: Do you, movie, feature two or more named women? Domestic violence deserves the 'one punch' treatment and laws changed to protect women at work Earlier this year, the media's response to alleged "one-punch" killings was undoubtedly a highly successful campaign for legislative change. It sparked outcry across the country as governments scrambled to implement harsh, and arguably ineffective, legislation to address and prevent senseless violence. In stark contrast, despite significant campaigning over several years by various legal, social and government peak bodies, simple protections against the discrimination of women who are the victims of domestic violence are yet to be legislated. There has been some powerful literature on this topic in recent times, for example by Jill Meagher's husband, Tom Meagher. However, there has not been an imperative to address this issue in the civil law arena. Discrimination against victims of domestic violence can occur in the provision of goods and services (such as child care), in access to accommodation and in the court system.
A Public Space Submission Manager - APS Emerging Writer Fellowships 2015 We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 Emerging Writer Fellowships. Under this project, three emerging writers will be selected for six-month fellowships, which will include: – A mentorship from an established author who has previously contributed to A Public Space; – Publication in the magazine; – A contributor's payment of $1,000; – Free workspace in our Brooklyn offices (optional). The Mako Mori Test: 'Pacific Rim' inspires a Bechdel Test alternative Fans of feminist film, or any lovers of media with strong female characters, might have a hard time justifying why they love certain movies. But the Mako Mori test, named after a Pacific Rim character at the center of a controversy, is attempting to change the conversation about what constitutes "strong women" in film. It's no secret that Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro's $200 million love song to Japanese pop culture, was a risky venture from the start.
24 Rules Of Seduction 'Targets with active minds are dangerous: If they see through your manipulations, they may suddenly develop doubts. Put their minds gently to rest, and waken their dormant senses, by combining a nondefensive attitude with a charged sexual presence. While your cool, nonchalant air is lowering their inhibitions, your glances, voice, and bearing -- oozing sex and desire -- are getting under their skin and raising their temperature. Never force the physical; instead infect your target with heat, lure them into lust. Morality, judgment, and concern for the future will melt away.'
Study Bachelor in Germany Germany is the third most popular location for higher education for international students, right behind the United States and the U.K. This is not suprising because Germany is the most technologically and economically developed country in Europe, boasting 421 paid, low cost, and fee waived universities. You can get great experience while taking advantage of the achievements of centuries-old universities through this program. Types of higher education in Germany: Universities and Technical Universities – In universities, special attention is paid to the study of theoretical knowledge. Larger universities have various study areas.
Humour Feministe Typecast : parodie de Royals, par Lorde, sur les problèmes rencontrés par les actrices non blanches, bien souvent réduites à des stéréotypes ethniques. Ecrit et interprété par Tess Paras, avec la participation de Haneefah Wood et Ayana Hampton.Réalisation : Rebekka JohnsonMusique produite par Jack Dolgen. Crédits complets et paroles :Cast:Tess Paras (“Grimm,” “Wilfred”) @TessParasHaneefah Wood (“Ave Q,” “Nurse Jackie”) @HaneefahWoodAyana Hampton (“In Living Color” reboot) @ayanadiscoStephen Guarino (“Happy Endings”) @IAmStephenGMo Welch (“The Mo Show”) @momowelchMike Still (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, LA) @mikestillJohn David “J.D.” Witherspoon (www.youtube.com/WhoIsUTV) @JDwitherspoonSofia Gonzalez (“Community”) @SofiaMarieGJin Namkung (“Arrested Development”) @Rjnamkung Special thanks to Mo Welch, Jimmy Fowlie, Joseph Porter, and Ryan Noggle.
Send This Instead » App The “Send this Instead” app empowers kids giving them a voice when they are under pressure to send intimate images of themselves online. We asked all the funny people we knew, “What would you say if someone asked you to send images you didn’t want to?” We took their answers and made posters and developed this app. The posters are witty, sarcastic and meant to help get the point across – using humor as a strategy.
Gender Equality Pernilla August was Guldbagge awarded for Best Director in 2011 for Beyond (Svinalängorna). Photo: Patrik Österberg Gender equality has been brought into stronger focus in the 2013 Film Agreement, which means that production funding is to be divided equally between women and men. Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W.
I hate Strong Female Characters I hate Strong Female Characters. As someone spends a fair amount of time complaining on the internet that there aren’t enough female heroes out there, this may seem a strange and out of character thing to say. And of course, I love all sorts of female characters who exhibit great resilience and courage. I love it when Angel asks Buffy what’s left when he takes away her weapons and her friends and she grabs his sword between her palms and says “Me”. It’s time to make emotional abuse a crime It’s 5am and I can’t sleep. A quiet dawn is bringing the colour back to the world outside, but in here it’s still dark. I’m worried about my friend, who is beautiful, kind, smart (it feels important to note that she’s smart – some people still think “women like her” aren’t), and trying to extricate herself from an abusive relationship. He is out of the house, but not her head.
The Status of Women's Film Festivals One of the reasons I went to Colgone to the International Frauen Film Festival was to be a part of a dialogue on the status of women's films festivals. The festival invited Skadi Loist a researcher from the Media and Communications Studies Department at the University of Hamburg who has done research on film festivals throughout the world. She is also the co-founder of the Film Festival Research Network. These ‘Color Thesaurus’ Charts Let You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. Show Full Text