2. "

    Not only does the data show that young people in general are going to the theater less with the largest drop (17%) occurring in the sought-after 18 to 25 demographic, but it indicates that movies that skew toward a male audience are performing worse than ever. That’s a big problem for Hollywood, considering that their male-oriented franchises seem to be garnering less female viewers than ever, too.

    Could they be tired of seeing white dudes save the world? It certainly seems like it, as over time from Spider-Man 3 to Amazing Spider-Man 2, the webhead audience has gone from 54 to 61% male, and the Transformers movies have been following that trend with a now 64% male audience. In the old wisdom, that would’ve been great news, because those demographics were thought of as an endless fountain of money and numbers like those would’ve been seen as evidence that “girls don’t like sci-fi/comic book/[insert genre here] movies.”

    But with both of the most recent entries in those franchises also hitting franchise-low domestic gross numbers, it’s well past time to rethink that and work on bringing back the female audience. The male audience isn’t cutting it, and women are getting tired of movies that don’t speak to them or accurately represent them.


  3. "We were forced to write for 70% boys and 30% girls because we found that boys will only read “boys stuff” while girls will read anything and don’t discriminate."
    — Marv Wolfman, SDCC’s panel on Female Characters and Clichés (via thefilmfatale)

    (via feministcharacters)

  4. pplm:

    Did you know the Massachusetts House of Representatives just passed the Safe Access Bill? This new bill we’ve been working on will help ensure patient and staff safety outside of reproductive health centers in Massachusetts. bit.ly/UtOZYI

    We think it’s important everyone can get the health care they need - free from harassment and intimidation.

  5. petrichoriousparalian:


    Forget the spreadsheet, here’s an easy flowchart to know if a women owes you sex

    Microsoft Excel took a turn for the explicit this week when the Internet learned the once-innocuous office tool was being used in a dispiriting new bro-trend: using the software to track of the number of times their partners refuse sex. Yes, #sexspreadsheets are a thing, presumably because some men still believe that owning of a penis entitles them to unlimited sexy times.

    Sorry, guys, that’s just not the way the world works | Follow micdotcom 

    Has ilovecharts seen this?

  6. witchhboy:

    "Stop the Devaluation of Feminized Jobs" - Lillian Cuda.

    This piece is a commissioned t-shirt and sticker design for MisogynistShaming. I’m excited to see the final garment. If you’re interested in a commissioned piece, please email me at lilyterese@hotmail.com

    (via thenewwomensmovement)

  7. (Source: reibaka, via imguiltyofthis)

  8. shewontreally:

    Luna and I went to a small farmers market down town and came across this beautiful street art.

    (via thenewwomensmovement)

  9. wildflower-kingdom:

    So today, along the streets downtown in my city, were these little chalk written messages about harassment. There was so much positive feedback from others walking alongside and around me. Wow, this was really nice to see.

    (via wechalkwalk)


  10. ladyfapricorn:

    it’s fucked up that I live in a world where the thought “I look good tonight” is followed up by “I’m almost certainly going to get harassed”

    (via hollabackrva)