Joy, Suffering, Reading, and Lots and Lots of Writing. – Literary Hub. More:
The groundbreaking scientific accomplishments of these four women, and all the women who contributed to the success of NASA [have] remained in the dark far too long. These pioneers remain a beacon for Black women across the country, both young and old. -Kamala Harris, Refinery29. More:
This film, the fascinating unknown story of the remarkable Anne Innis Dagg, Canadian scientist, feminist, naturalist, zoologist, biologist and author, brings her important, overlooked work back to the fore where it urgently needs to be. – Women & Hollywood. More:
Although few women directors remained at the height of the studio system, there was an impressive array of women screenwriters, producers, film editors, talent agents, costume designers, Hollywood union heads and behind-the-scenes titles—executive secretary to a studio head, for instance—that belied their influence. – Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker. More:
The Italian classic film Pasqualino Settebelleze (Seven Beauties) made director Lina Wertmüller the first ever woman to be nominated for a best director Oscar in 1977. Now at 91 years old, the film industry icon is being awarded an honorary Oscar. – Euronews. More:
‘Wonder Woman’ (1941) was conceived by Dr. Marston to set up a standard among children and young people of strong, free, courageous womanhood; to combat the idea that women are inferior to men, and to inspire girls to self-confidence and achievement in athletics, occupations and professions monopolized by men. – Jill Lepore, The New Yorker. [reposting from several years back] More:
The term epic applies to a longform poem recounting the deeds of a legendary figure or dynasty, spanning several years or lifetimes. In epic crime drama, this often means following a ruthless character’s steady rise to power – or their final fall from grace. – Tom Huddleston, BFI. More:
Popular culture is fascinated by the joker, a versatile, symbolic character, because he reflects the dark side of capitalist society, the social ills that come with urban living, and with exploitation and accumulation of wealth. He allows people to reflect on their society. – Helena Bassil-Morozow in Cameron Frew, UNILAD. More:
Female directors don’t merely improve the range of who we see on screen: They change our sense of what female characters get to do. – Stacy L. Smith, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. More:
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