Michele Braa-Heidner, Dear Patriarchy—-DIE! - Surviving the Agent
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Film masterpost highlighting the stories of women of color. Representation of women of color in film is quite scarce, so here are some films I think showcase a wide range of perspectives and experiences that we don't get to see on our movie screens.
Women of Color in Dramas
- American Violet (2008)
- Brick Lane (2008)
- Desert Flower (2009)
- Dreams of Life (2011)
- Heaven on Earth (2008)
- I Will Follow (2011)
- Skin (2008)
- The Patience Stone (2013)
- Things Never Said (2013)
- Yasmin (2004)
Women of Color in Friendship/Family films
- Arranged (2007)
- Chutney Popcorn (1999)
- Eve’s Bayou (1997)
- How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
- Radiance (1998)
- Real Women Have Curves (2002)
- The Joy Luck Club (1993)
- The Sapphires (2011)
- Tortilla Soup (2001)
- Waiting to Exhale (1995)
- What’s Cooking? (2000)
Women of Color in RomComs
Young Girls of Color
- Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
- Anita and Me (2002)
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
- Life, Above All (2010)
- Linda Linda Linda
- Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)
- Wadjda (2012)
- Whale Rider (2002)
- Xiu Xiu The Sent Down Girl (1998)
- Yelling to the Sky (2011)
LGB Women of Color
Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” - Angela Davis
Good chance to share some of her talks..
why is there even such a controversy over why girls are doing better in school. why is this an issue. why cant you just accept for once that men are not fucking better than everything. there is actual proof that girls perform better than boys in school in england but men literally can’t handle that and they have to make up like ten million fucking excuses holy shit
And have you noticed that of all the reasons they come up with, it’s never because boys are encouraged to behave like shit? Maybe it’s because teachers are majority women, and men are taught to ignore women. Maybe if men could treat women with respect by actually fucking listening to women, they would fucking do better in school.
Girls are encouraged more to behave well, be polite, be quiet and calm and pay attention and to be precise in what they say and do. Boys are less likely to be reprehended when misbehaving, when impolite, or when boisterous. That doesn’t work well when boys enter the classroom. Masculinity backfires on boys. We must abolish gender roles.
wrong, masculinity does not backfire on boys.
because while the girls and women are well behaved and get good grades, the boys are the one raising their finger, saying mediocre shit and getting points for it, I cant tell you the number of times I have said something and a boy has raised his hand and said the same, and then he got the credit for it.
when young men go to their oral exams, they are much more confident. I cant remember a single young men being a nervous reck before going in, but I remember comforting and calming down countless of girls and women, trying to convince them they are actually qualified.
and when men get out, they will be more confident at job interviews, negotiating their paycheck, and all in all, corporations are more likely to hire men.
so dont come around and act like masculinity is as bad for boys as femininity is for girls, and that we should abolish gender roles because BOYS dont benefit, because first of all it doesnt matter, the fact that girls dont should be enough, but boys DO benefit from gender roles, in spite the fact that they half-ass their way through school and act like they dont need to make an effort.
because society leaves them in a position, where they actually dont have to make an effort.
So much TRUTH here! Girls’ better grades in school have done nothing to improve our chances of being hired! Men are still favored, even when their grades are worse than women’s!
I took like 50 selfies today because I love my nose ring so much, oops.
I can’t post one single picture of myself without porn bloggers finding it. You are all disgusting. My body hair is not a fetish. An adult woman existing with body hair is not an invitation for you to post me on your fetish/porn blogs. Please fuck off and leave my posts alone already.