Feminism


23 Feb 2015

Oscars Activism: Right or Wrong?

By now, Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech on behalf of women’s equality has gone viral. As much applause as she received for her remarks, the backlash has been loud, too, i.e., she was wrong because her speech excluded certain groups, because she is wealthy, because she only spoke of mothers. Whether or not Arquette erred in making her statement during an Awards telecast, by expecting her...

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23 Feb 2015

Patricia Arquette Roars for Women’s Equality at Oscars

Patricia Arquette brought excitement to an otherwise lackluster Oscar telecast with her impassioned speech on behalf of women’s equality.  Upon accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress, she stood before a worldwide audience of 1 billion and declared: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and every citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to...

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Anita Finlay with Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV 2 12 2015 -- click pic to watch interview
12 Feb 2015

End Domestic Violence or Protect a Franchise?

We get mixed messages when it comes to domestic violence. The Grammys and the NFL, for example, trumpet an end to physical and emotional abuse of women, yet near daily news reports telegraph that an athlete’s or pop star’s franchise is held at a higher premium than a woman’s safety. click pic to watch interview  This will only change when enough people with a bully...

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12 Feb 2015

TRAILER: Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow Team Up for “Trainwreck”

From writer/actress Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow, their new film Trainwreck turns the tables on the story of the guy who can’t commit by making the hero a young woman who thinks romance and marriage are her worst nightmare.  As with any comedy of this ilk, she falls for a nice guy and has to wrestle with every rule she’s every made for herself...

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The Grammys’ Conflicting Message on Domestic Violence
09 Feb 2015

The Grammys’ Conflicting Message on Domestic Violence

Sunday’s Grammy Awards featured a PSA of President Obama calling attention to the shocking number of women in America who are raped or suffer domestic violence.  “It’s on us,” he said, urging the artistic community to raise awareness to bring a stop to it.  Activist Brooke Axtell then shared her own experiences with abuse and human trafficking, capped by a powerful performance from Katy Perry who...

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Kaley Cuoco’s “I’m Not a Feminist” Comments: Why the Backlash Matters
04 Jan 2015

Kaley Cuoco’s “I’m Not a Feminist” Comments: Why the Backlash Matters

By now, Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco’s comments that she is not a feminist have gone viral.  The online backlash was so fierce that Cuoco has walked back her original statements.  Pundits who miss no opportunity to perpetuate feminism’s negative branding have chastised those who criticized Ms. Cuoco for daring to part from “the tribe.”  Yet finger-pointing is less important than understanding both what...

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MBA’s New Feminist Anthem?
14 Dec 2014

MBA’s New Feminist Anthem?

Columbia Business School Follies MBA students’ just produced a women’s anthem of sorts about being a “bitch in business.” Their video has gone viral and turns the tables on the “Wolf of Wall Street” attitudes that men have long been rewarded for. Will it make some uncomfortable? Yup. Did its crudeness make me uncomfortable? Some. But that’s the point. A man in business would never...

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WWII’s Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told
06 Nov 2013

WWII’s Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told

“Nancy Wake, “the White Mouse” and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story.  Small wonder.  It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life.” So wrote John Litchfeld in his tribute to Ms. Wake in The Independent, Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis: Ms. Wake, who has died in London just before her...

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