The worst thing a woman can do in the world is seek attention. No one likes a woman who wants to be seen. - Teresa Jusino
Carolyn Cox at The Mary Sue crushes Piers Morgan and tells him exactly where he can put his Mansplaining Arsenss. There are some great thoughts and quotes in this article including a quote from Emily Ratajkowski's Lenny Letter and the summarizing note:
"When her shirt’s on, men want it off, when it’s off, feminism’s dead, I guess."
Also from The Mary Sue is the fascinating review of Polygraph's Analysis of over 2,000 Screenplays Broken Down By Gender and Age which offers some interesting insight into movies (not surprising but at least it's real hard data to use at the dinner table) especially, this little tidbit:
According to their analysis of 30 Disney films, 22 of those films have a male majority of dialogue, with the “worst offender” being The Jungle Book at over 98% male lines. Five of those movies have a fair gender balance within a tolerance of 10% difference between male and female lines, and only four movies out of the 30 have a majority of female lines. Interestingly enough, two of those four movies are Sleeping Beauty and its modern “spin-off,” Maleficent.
Of course, I don't really get why they are calling it the largest script analysis when The Bechdel Test has 6448 movies in their database, though I guess they don't contain age stats but we already know that most movies don't pass the test. The Bechdel test sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man.
In other news, FEMINISM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CAUSING A EUROPEAN CIVIL WAR. I couldn't read this whole article with out my upchucking my Fritos but if you are in need of anger fuel for your powerlifting sesh this week, give ol Cedric Misogyny Max's rant a gander.
But in the land of the real things, Bustle has a great post on making Feminism more inclusive. Mehak Anwar gives seven easy steps to practicing intersectional feminism and smashing the cisheteropatriarchy. Or basically real life ways to knock people like Cedric Misogyface out without getting blood on your new shirt.
So in short, this week is a good reminder that feminism is a verb and not a badge to wear to the book club. Must be good with power tools and/or feelings.
You can get this rad shirt here.