Tag Archive | feminism

The Handmaid’s (Feminist?) Tale

Please watch (and read) The Handmaid’s Tale. Now that I’ve said that, I have some questions. Some internet commentary surrounding how the show is being promoted on its press tour has raised questions about the reluctance of the producers, showrunner, writers, and actors to call the show feminist and to speak about it as the political entity […]

‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Makes Sixth Female Executives on Board of 28

On International Women’s Day, a male-dominated global investment firm erected a statue of a nine-year-old girl across from the famous “Charging Bull” statue in New York City to draw attention to the lack of gender parity in executive positions on Wall Street. Let’s check in with State Street Global Advisors, the firm responsible for the statue, […]

ME – A female persepctive

While working as the master electrician loading in a main-stage proscenium show at the Wimberly, I encountered a fair amount of sexism. Electricians working under me felt the need to question my prep work, math, and authority in ways I’ve never seen them question my male counter parts. I had to deal with an unreasonable […]

THIS IS MY BIOLOGY. Choke on it.

THIS IS MY BIOLOGY. Choke on it.

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. at Company One asked important questions about gender equity. The Company One lobby did too. Walking in I was asked four questions by green and red placards: “How will you work to ensure the health and safety of all women in the U.S. in the next 4 years?,” “What does […]

Where Do I Go? Follow the Children.

Son: Look Dad, it’s Skye! Father: Oh, I don’t like her. Son: Why? Father: She’s a girl. She’s boring. Some context: Skye is the female-gendered (and dressed in pink) dog character on the kids’ TV show Paw Patrol; the father and son were looking at a playset featuring her. I work at a small toy […]

I want to do burlesque.

I want to do burlesque.

This goes beyond my interest in the genre of camp from last year’s dramatic literature course, but I can’t say they’re completely separated. If there is anything in this world that would make me feel confident about my body image, my sexuality, and/or my expression of art, it would to successfully complete a burlesque performance. […]

The Other Color

The Other Color

This week I saw a production of Uncommon Women & Others, which is about the experiences of growing up as a woman, specifically in a college setting. The play addresses issues of sexism, gender roles, and sexual expression. And yet, in the midst of liberal-leaning talk of menstrual blood, clitoral orgasm, and penis envy, something stuck out […]