Women who grew up idolizing Leia in Star Wars wanted something MORE than just Leia swooning and dying from a malignant case of motherhood.
You tell me you didn’t have a feminist icon until Wonder Woman, Millennials? I give you Scarlett O’Hara. Try her, you may like her.
Chantal Akerman’s 1975 masterpiece is a nail biting Hitchcockian thriller about housework. Really.
A Star Is Born tells a real truth that women need to hear. Plus it’s a good movie.
Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.
In which Padme swoons, and dies. There is absolutely NO purpose to Padme’s death.
Any girl can be a princess like Princess Leia.
The thing about Mary Sue that makes her interesting despite her triteness is also what makes her 100% for sure not sexist. A Mary Sue is a female conception of an ideal female character.
Country songs that’ll make ya want to shout yee-haw! and throw off the yoke of patriarchal oppression.
Prove them wrong? Who, me? I’m just a girl.
Still, traditional masculinity, no matter how you define it, has been an undeniably productive force in the world. In tandem with femininity, it has carried humanity into a future that holds boundless potential for our intellectual, physical, psychological and spiritual development. We are the brightest, most advanced, and most durable creatures this planet has ever seen. Masculinity deserves its fair share of the credit for that.