An Abuser is Coming to a Theater Near You

  image credit: Associated Press/Thibault Camus We know who they are. Their work and achievements have become household discussions, we fawn over their genius in academic and social circles, and we present them awards that apparently shine brightly enough to blind us when it comes to truths about them that have been overlooked. They are sexual…

Celebrities Are Not Activists, and Here’s Why

Lately, I’ve spent my precious free time reading HuffPost articles about the varying degrees of social consciousness from our favorite celebrities. Whilst perusing each article, I realized celebrities have a confusing relationship with social change. Either these people are considered beacons of social change or bigots fighting adamantly against any type of progressive action. Because the internet and other…

#Oscarsostraight

https://satzhere.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/oscar_goes_to.jpg After the announcement that none of the Oscar nominated Actors and Actresses were people of color, the internet was a buzz with the hashtag, #oscarsowhite. Very important conversations were had about the problems with the representation of race in Hollywood. And although these conversations were impactful and absolutely necessary, the Academy Award’s diversity issues go…

Mask screening

ICYMI: The Mask You Live In Film Screening & Panel Discussion

This is a guest post by Luna, Women’s Center Administrative and Programs Assistant.  In case you missed it, last Monday night was the screening of The Mask You Live In, in the Mayo Auditorium. The film, produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, comes out of The Representation Project, the same organization that brought us Miss. Representation (2011).…

On growing up: Radcliffe vs. Watson

It is not uncommon of child actors to have trouble moving on in their adult life. Having grown up in a role, it can be difficult to not be forever seen as the role they had as a child. However, this becomes problematic when it becomes apparent that only male actors seem to be experiencing…

The Bechdel Test: A Catalyst

Close your eyes and think back to the last movie that you saw. Got it? Now, imagine the setting, the way the characters interacted and conversed with their friends and surroundings; now think about the conversation. Were there at least two named female characters? If you answered “yes”, did they have a conversation with one another?…