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Jul 28

“A woman’s beauty is supposed to be her grand project and constant insecurity. We’re meant to shellac our lips with five different glosses, but always think we’re fat. Beauty is Zeno’s paradox. We should endlessly strive for it, but it’s not socially acceptable to admit we’re there. We can’t perceive it in ourselves. It belongs to the guy screaming ‘nice tits.’” — Molly Crabapple, “The World of a Professional Naked Girl” (via feellng)

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evilfeminist:

Feminism did not invent an irrational fear that all men are violent; the high number of men who are violent rapists and commit violence against women are responsible for fostering this very realistic fear. This is called a class analysis.

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Hollaback!’s Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, went on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on Fox News. Check out our team’s photo behind her!

Hollaback!’s Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, went on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on Fox News. Check out our team’s photo behind her!

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#SupremeRally signs! #NotMyBossBusiness Photo credit: @deliamary

#SupremeRally signs! #NotMyBossBusiness Photo credit: @deliamary

Jul 27

Pride parade 2014: “Stop policing my gender!” Photo credit: @deliamary

Pride parade 2014: “Stop policing my gender!” Photo credit: @deliamary

Jul 25

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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.

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Summer Box-Office Problems Likely Stem From Lack of Content for Women, Surprising No One

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“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)

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