Category: Feminism

“I will not answer until you call me MISS Hamilton” @nprCodeSwitch #BlackHistory

“I will not answer until you call me MISS Hamilton” @nprCodeSwitch #BlackHistory

Awards Extra: Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig Flip the Script

“In the Virginia Woolf speech she gave that was turned into the book A Room of One’s Own, she says, ‘Men don’t know what women do when they’re not there,’” Gerwig said. “Which is a very simple truth, but it is truth. They don’t know . . . I was in the position of being able to access some truth that you would never be able to have if you were a guy, because you aren’t there when mothers and daughters are fighting alone or when best friends are talking. What is the experience of being the teenage girl while you’re with a guy . . . that emotional experience, as opposed to the romantic-comedy tropes?”

seriously, the guy has a point

Tavi, things I did not know. If only Fearless Girl was a guerilla act I’d be all for it, but to learn they put it up without the Raging Bull artist’s go-ahead? That’s a no-go in the art work. Disrespectful. Appropriation.

“In effect, Fearless Girl has appropriated the strength and power of Charging Bull. Of course Di Modica is outraged by that. A global investment firm has used a global advertising firm to create a faux work of guerrilla art to subvert and change the meaning of his actual work of guerrilla art. That would piss off any artist.”

“And yet, there she is, the Fearless Girl. I love the little statue of the girl in the Peter Pan pose. And I resent that shes a marketing tool. I love that she actually IS inspiring to young women and girls. And I resent that shes a fraud. I love that she exists. And I resent the reasons she was created.”