Horror Movies Directed by Women Genre filmmaking has a reputation as a man’s field. That goes for audiences as well as filmmakers. To the novice, it’s easy to see why. For a long time women’s bodies have been used to titillate male adolescent horror fans — shrieking, squirming, disposable ciphers. Academic studies of gender and horror cinema such as Carol J. How We Teach Our Kids That Women Are Liars The message that women are untrustworthy liars is everywhere in our culture—from TV and music, to politics and religion, says Soraya Chemaly. Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she videotaped her next assault. Her father was eventually arrested.
Toolkit ‘Breaking gender stereotypes - Building good business: tips and tools for smart managers’ — Gender Info A set of practical business-oriented tools for overcoming gender stereotypes and promoting more efficient and equitable use of human resources in SMEs through a Gender Equality Action Plan. The Toolkit “Breaking gender stereotypes - Building good business: tips and tools for smart managers” offers a framework for human resources management with a gender perspective. It analyses the recruitment, retention and release of staff within an enterprise, putting the focus on gender equality and the harmful effects of stereotypes. At each step, the toolkit provides case studies and exercises for raising awareness of gender stereotypes within SMEs.
How Colleges' Lenient Sexual Assault Policies Allow Serial Rapists To Escape Punishment By Tara Culp-Ressler "How Colleges’ Lenient Sexual Assault Policies Allow Serial Rapists To Escape Punishment" (Credit: Buzzfeed) When activists at Dartmouth University disrupted an event for prospective students in April, they said they wanted to pressure their university to take racism, sexism, and sexual assault more seriously — and they wanted their administrators to start punishing serial rapists. After the university administration cracked down on the protesters, one of the participants told ThinkProgress, “The fact is that Dartmouth is punishing protesters who are very visible, but won’t punish students who commit assaults.” Although the campus protesters received some serious backlash from some of their peers — including rape and death threats — for pointing out some of the shortcomings in their university’s sexual assault policy, their statements weren’t hyperbolic.
McClure, L.: Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama. (Paper) In ancient Athens, where freedom of speech derived from the power of male citizenship, women's voices were seldom heard in public. Female speech was more often represented in theatrical productions through women characters written and enacted by men. In Spoken Like a Woman, the first book-length study of women's speech in classical drama, Laura McClure explores the discursive practices attributed to women of fifth-century b.c. Greece and to what extent these representations reflected a larger reality. Examining tragedies and comedies by a variety of authors, she illustrates how the dramatic poets exploited speech conventions among both women and men to construct characters and to convey urgent social and political issues.
Are You Afraid Of Saying The 'F' Word? Maybe You Should Learn About What It Really Means First. Babes, I am no stranger to dirty words. I mean I teach sex ed. Sometimes I say penis or vagina, hee, hee. On Labeling Women 'Crazy' I've had to quit telling stories about crazy exes or women I've dated. The problem was that I started realizing that when my friends and I would talk about our crazy exes or what-have-you, more often than not, we weren't talking about ex-girlfriends or random dates who exhibited signs of genuine mental health issues. Now I did have a few where I would qualify my story with, "No, I don't mean 'we broke up and I can't be bothered to figure out where things went wrong, I mean that she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and was starting to show signs of genuine paranoia," but for the most part, crazy meant "acting in a way I didn't like." And I didn't realize just how damaging this attitude was in the way I related to women.
Cognition and Gender Stereotypes One phenomenon associated with gender stereotypes and our cognitive processes is Claude Steel's hypothesis of stereotype threat. This hypothesis proposes that negative group stereotypes cause anxiety and can hurt test performance. In a research study conducted atNew York University, women with high ability in math outperformed their male counterparts on a math test when the test was described as free from gender differences. Another group took the same test under normal testing conditions with no additional description of the test and only performed just as well as the men. In a seperate study under this same condition, the women performed significantly worse than the men. While some claim the effect of this stereotype anxiety is relatively small, it is worth considering when we talk about congnitive differences between men and women.
Tequila Club Video Promotes Rape Student club night Tequila has come under fire for a video that condones rape and sexual violence. A video publicising an event entitled ‘Freshers Violation’ included footage of male club goers describing how a girl was going to “get raped” and that they would “violate” freshers. Another was recorded saying “Violated is a very strong word, I would say ‘take advantage of someone.”. The video advertised the night as including “pole dancers, a violation cage and lots of 2nd/3rd years seeking out new freshers.” It has since been removed from Tequila UK’s YouTube account, following a series of social media comments which branded the video as “disgusting”.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about The Thing Around Your Neck on Bookbits radio. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer. She is Igbo . [ 1 ] She has been called "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature". [ 2 ] Personal life and education [ edit ]
Everything You Need to Know About the Radical Roots of Wonder Woman Her enigmatic creator believed women were destined to rule the world. 10 facts about the iconic heroine. By Christopher Zumski Finke / Yes! All these things are true about Wonder Woman: She is a national treasure that the Smithsonian Institution named among its 101 Objects that Made America; she is a ‘70s feminist icon; she is the product of a polyamorous household that participated in a sex cult. Harvard historian Jill Lepore claims in her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, that Wonder Woman is the “missing link in a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the 1910s and ends with the troubled place of feminism fully a century later.”