Frozen is out! I did NOT work on it, but it was a pleasure seeing it made here at the Studio! Congrats to all the amazing men and women that worked so hard on the film, its a beautiful beautiful thing.
I sometimes read way too many opinions and they get me riled up. Sorry in advance, these are my thoughts. I could be incredibly biased.
A good feminist movie isn’t a movie without men altogether, its a movie with girls that shine in spite of the guys, good or bad. That’s why I found Brave not as empowering, because all the men are doofuses to begin with. Just because a movie has X amount of girls vs Y amount of guys, does not make it a feminist, or anti-feminist movie. The argument that Disney stripped Frozen of strong female characters would only be offensive if the end goal was to keep strong female characters out of of it altogether. Which it DIDN’T. So frankly, I find that people who still refuse to see Frozen because “FEMINISM” to be a bit stubborn.
Also the critique of always needing thin beautiful women characters is a critique on the industry as a whole, or society even. Its not a problem that started with Disney, and its not a problem that ends with Disney. Its an everywhere problem.
I’m publishing feminist criticism statements and articles for a couple of years now. Sure, I’m a cis white heterosexual man, so my perspective is not always as helpful as I would want to be, but still I put out a lot of public pro-feminism ideas and opinions.
Over the years, women have replied…
Interesting observations of a male feminist.
I have been wanting to assemble a huge post of some of the amazing women artists out there, because it seems like too often they get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best…
REMINDER THAT LAIKA’S FIRST FILM SOLELY PRODUCED BY THEIR STUDIO HAD TWO FEMALE CHARACTERS AS THEIR ANTAGONIST AND PROTAGONIST WHO, BY SOME FORM OF DEVIL MAGIC, HAVE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FACES
REMINDER THAT LAIKA’S SECOND FILM NOT ONLY CONSISTED OF A CAST WITH…
The New York Times broke news today of a new solo superhero title launching from Marvel early next year — and this one comes as a welcome change of pace for readers who want to see more diversity in their super-books.
Ms Marvel #1, from writer G. Willow Wilson (Cairo) and artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways), introduces the world to the young Muslim woman who takes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel formerly held by Carol Danvers, the current Captain Marvel. The new Ms. Marvel will be the first Muslim character to get her own ongoing solo series at Marvel, one of a growing number of female solo leads, and the only person of color headlining a solo book.
This is AWESOME.
THIS ROCKS! I am so excited :D