“The Call” and Violence Against Girls & Women in Entertainment

When I saw the trailer for The Call starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin (embedded below), I was kind of horrified. It looked so violent and like it played upon very real fears about abduction and violence against girls. Yet, because I study the portrayal of girls in the media, I also felt that I … Continue reading

Hurray! Feminist Voters and Academic Tyra

Two great finds today. 1) I read an article at Feministing saying that “The majority of women voters consider themselves feminists”.  I think what’s especially great about the information is that they polled both with the woman’s personal understanding of feminism–because there are many feminisms and feminism is a lived experience as well as a political … Continue reading