Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)
(My reblogging of this is not an endorsement of her TV show, which I find unwatchable - but I do endorse her spirit.)
"She’s really pretty for a black girl"
“He’s really cool for a gay guy”
“She’s doing really well for a woman”
Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level
"Mae West came like a rainfall, a veritable torrent upon a dry desert. Here, unmistakable, whatever one might think of her art, was a woman, a female. No little dried-up cutie, no pretty little narrow-shouldered skeleton of a chicken, no parched and skinny pseudo-vamp, no trumped up, artificial siren, but a good, large, full, round, old-time 1890 woman, with a ‘woman’ up and down and side-wise written plainly on her every figure - and all other places." - George Jean Nathan on Mae West.
Audre Lorde, Caribbean-American poet, writer, feminist and Civil Rights activist.
Ad from India which shows men how creepy they are when looking at women.
fucking spot on
I like how the ladies in the ad are all wearing different kinds of clothing too from fully covered up to not.
17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men."
Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women
Seriously, go listen to this.