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Having women behind the camera makes all the difference

There’s a scene in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women that goes down in history as one of my favorites in all of cinema.

In it, Saoirse Ronan, who plays the spirited and independent Jo March, gives a monologue about how women are expected to be one dimensional — either opinionated or loved, smart or pretty, dedicated to her career or to her husband.

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Emily Ratajkowski's "My Body" and Society's Expectations of Women

To combat the idea that external appearance is paramount, many women are instead focusing on how their bodies feel.

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Emily Ratajkowski's fame has always been surrounded by questions, concerns, and comments about feminism, sexuality, and women's agency.

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Why do some people hate astrology so much

Astrology is cool.

Sorry, I'm Sagittarius rising, so I can't take anything seriously. But I'm also Scorpio Mars, which means I'm definitely a little mad sometimes. And I'm a little mad right now, because I need you to add me on Co-Star. Seriously, tell me your fucking sun sign. Please do it, and I do not want to hear about how you think astrology is so super fake, and you don't like stars or whatever. Listen, if you tell me your Venus sign, I promise to tell you mine. There's nothing to be afraid of.

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TikTok Band Tramp Stamps Might Be Industry Plants — But That's Not Why They're Bad

The Nashville punk trio have sparked accusations of being "industry plants." But what's worse is their shallow, misguided idea of feminism.

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Over the past week or so, left-of-center TikTokers can only seem to talk about one thing: a band called Tramp Stamps.

Most of the chatter surrounding the Nashville pop-punk trio is overwhelmingly negative. Tramp Stamps — singer Marisa Maino, guitarist Caroline Baker, and drummer Paige Blue — first emerged on social media in late 2020, steadily sharing an array of masterfully edited photos before releasing their first original song.

Now, with the release of their latest single "I'd Rather Die," Tramp Stamps are getting ruthlessly roasted online for being apparent "industry plants" — simply put, folks are inclined to believe Tramp Stamps formed not over of the members' genuine interests in making music together, but because some industry executives decided they could make lots of money if they manufactured a "feminist punk" band.

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This article contains mentions of graphic sexual assault, abuse, and murder.

Five years ago, a pregnant 14-year-old girl named Chiara Perez was killed in Argentina. Her death sparked a movement that has been referred to as the Latin American #MeToo.

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"I Care A Lot" and the Fatal Hollowness of Girlboss Feminism

Mainstream feminism needs to step away from corporate feminism.

Girlboss Starterpack: This haircut, a pantsuit, and a vape

Contains Spoilers for I Care A Lot

I thought I knew how I Care A Lot would end just because it stars Rosamund Pike of Gone Girl fame.

Like Gone Girl, I expected Pike to come out on top, for her to go through the ringer in pursuit of her convoluted goals but end up with some version of the future she wants. In I Care A Lot, Pike's character Marla Grayson expects this too.

I Care a Lot | Official Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com


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