Topic: feminism

Reese Witherspoon Has Really Been Killing It With The Insight Lately

Reese Witherspoon Has Really Been Killing It With The Insight Lately

Her recent momentary brush with egomania aside, Reese Witherspoon has really been doing some truth-telling lately. For whatever reason, I’d never really had space for her in that part of my brain that I reserve for ‘Famous Humans Whose Opinions I Gravitate Toward’, but particularly after her well thought-out apology after her arrest for disorderly conduct, I’m starting to sing a different tune. More »

Lena Dunham Posed Pantsless For Terry Richardson, Dashing My Dreams Of BFF-ship

Lena Dunham Posed Pantsless For Terry Richardson, Dashing My Dreams Of BFF-ship

Despite the criticisms I’ve leveled at Lena Dunham, I’ve always admired her unabashed feminism. From her support of reproductive rights to her statements about body image to her insistence that young women’s stories are valuable (if to no one else than to other young women), she seems like someone who “gets it,” someone I’d like to be friends with, even. Which is why I was somewhat surprised to see her working with a well documented creeper. More »

Should Mindy Kaling Be Hiring More Female And Minority Writers To Work On Her Show?

Should Mindy Kaling Be Hiring More Female And Minority Writers To Work On Her Show?

Mindy Kaling‘s incredible success has been good for women and minorities for a variety of reasons. The Mindy Project is the first major network sitcom to star a South Asian person of any gender, and the simple fact that her protagonist exists with race as a component, but not the overriding purpose, of her character is quietly revolutionary. The fact that her character is allowed to have flaws, rather than be some sort of “model woman/minority”? Even better. Which is why I was surprised at first when I saw an article titled Does Mindy Kaling Need More Female Writers? More »