Has Hollywood Made Progress Since the Beginning of the #MeToo Movement?

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Trigger Warning: This blog post discusses sexual assault. With the release of the highly anticipated film She Said (2022), I started thinking about whether or not Hollywood has actually made progress in the way that women and sexual assault cases are treated since the beginning of the #MeToo movement.  She Said, directed by Maria Schrader,…

What’s Wrong With Saying “I’m Not Like Other Girls?”

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The phrase “I’m not like other girls” is one that gets thrown around on the internet constantly. Whether it’s within a meme or someone who is genuinely referring to themselves as that, it’s a phrase that is a lot more harmful than you may think. Why is being “like other girls” something that is seen…

The Power of Indigenous Filmmaking: A Spotlight

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Indigenous filmmakers use their art as platforms to reclaim Indigenous humanity and to validate their struggles on a wider stage. The three films in this post, all of which are directed by Indigenous women, explore Indigenous experiences in exciting new ways.  TW: Discussions of colonial violence, including residential schools and MMIWG2S.  The recent recognition of…

#OnlineFeminism

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But like any movement, online or on the streets, there will always be ways to improve for the better.” It has been over a week since the world has celebrated International Women’s Day. Yet, the hype of female empowerment has not left our digital presence. From blogs covering stories of influential women to media posts…

The Politicization of Modest Clothing

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Women’s clothing, fashion and dress have been ridiculed for decades. The focus on what we wear and its messages constantly are the basis of how people, specifically women, are judged and controlled within society. Throughout history, there has been a focus on punishing women for wearing revealing clothing or showing too much skin. With the sexual…