Feminist Friday #16

Hollywood actresses tired of being asked fluffy questions about their diets and plans to have children while their male costars get the juicy theory questions strike back-some more sharply than others. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/hollywood-actresses-fed-up-with-fluffy-interview-questions#page2

There’s a teenage girl quarterback at a high school in Florida. Kick ass! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/sports/girl-is-pioneer-at-quarterback-for-florida-high-school.html?_r=2&smid=tw-share

A fascinating article about the “Good Girls Revolt” that happened when the female employees at Newsweek sued over sexual discrimination in the 1970s and how much has changed (or gone retro) since then.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/09/04/the_good_girls_revolt_what_s_changed_since_the_women_of_newsweek_stood_up_to_their_bosses_.html

Alanis Morisette, back on the scene and talking about female empowerment.

“[There’s] the whole shifting of the misogynistic, chauvinistic, patriarchal thing into what this new climate is slowly becoming, which is the celebration of the alpha-empowered woman.”

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a404032/alanis-morissette-hails-rise-of-female-empowerment-in-music.html

A superbly written article about Kristen Stewart and why the media/public’s shaming of her cheating and subsequent split with Robert Pattinson is damaging to young women. Excerpt: ‎“I might not be concerned for K-Stew, but I am concerned for my younger stepsister who has pictures of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on her walls, who idolizes and worships them, and who might grow up to hate Kristen Stewart for reasons she doesn’t understand…I’m worried that she’ll think its okay to harass and threaten women for their indiscretions, even if men get off scot-free.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nico-lang/trampires-why-the-slut-sh_b_1850940.html

And in more amazing female empowerment-how super fantastic is Michelle Obama?? Too cool for school, is the appropriate answer. Her speech at the DNC was so good!

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