For a few hours last night, the Statue of Liberty was cloaked in darkness. Some saw it as a mere unremarkable power outage, others viewed it as painfully ironic social commentary sent straight from the heavens. The timing could not have been more apropos, coming on the eve of International Women’s Day as well as … Read moreLady Liberty, Weeping in the Dark
No, this isn’t a post about how Beyonce killed it at the VMAs. Sorry, Bey. This isn’t a post about messy-haired morning selfies or claiming your flawlessness at any time of day. This is about something more sinister: the state so many young women seem to be waking up in lately, bruised and broken, in … Read moreI Woke Up Like This
Last night I watched Hick, a probably little-seen indie film from 2011. This isn’t going to be a movie review, though the film itself wasn’t bad. It feels a little scattered in places, which I attribute to it being based on a book, as if they just filmed some scenes without the further exposition and … Read moreAn Ode to Rape Culture
So during Variety’s panel at the Cannes Film Festival Chloe Sevigny spoke out about her experiences with inappropriate sexual comments from directors, etc. in Hollywood, which she shies away from even calling harassment. The reaction? How dare she. She exposed her nipples on multiple occasions in movies! She had a guy’s penis. IN HER … Read moreChloe Sevigny and The Hollywood Status Quo
The death of my puppy at the beginning of this week really tore my heart out. I’ve been avoiding watching the news because I can’t handle the Willy-Wonka-ized political landscape or the sadly mundane horror stories of the tragedies humans inflict on each other. I can’t stand the way those stories are doled out in … Read moreGirls As Prey.