“We have a bad habit of asking women to only be one thing — whether that’s the good girl or the bad girl, the life of the party or the bookworm — and we can’t deal with women who straddle those divides or ask us to think differently about what a woman should be. We find only certain types of femininity acceptable and marginalize identities that we feel are regressive, un-feminist or “fake.” It’s not enough that a woman is strong, beautiful or successful; she has to be the right kind of those things, or she’s dismissed. There is no one way to be female.
We’ve given so much credit to Jennifer Lawrence for pushing the boundaries of how we think about young women in the media that we’re becoming less tolerant of people who don’t follow that exact same path. Any actress who isn’t Jennifer Lawrence is by nature a fraud and a fake for not calling Jack Nicholson rude or playing intermittently nice with the media. However, both Lawrence and Hathaway are playing the game, while showing how silly that game is. They are just doing it in different ways. As people who love and support women, we need to be respectful of each — or we end up looking as sexist as Matt Lauer. No one wants that.” —
Why Hating Anne Hathaway is Ridiculous (via wickedwalker)
This basically sums up my problem with all the JLaw adulation by the people who hate Anne Hathaway. Because they are intolerant and offensive and horrible and validate their comments with stupid reasoning.
Rock and roll Jesus with a cowboy mouth: Kristen Stewart: smiling is not an obligation, professional or... -
”She stands out on the red carpet because she does not smile broadly or pose; she usually looks slightly uncomfortable. Of her red-carpet experience, Stewart said:
People say that I’m miserable all the time. It’s not that I’m miserable, it’s just that somebody’s yelling at me…I literally, sometimes, have to keep myself from crying…It’s a physical reaction to the energy that’s thrown at you.”
“Stewart is often a target of a specific kind of body policing: the “smile, baby” requirement. When she appears on the red carpet and does not assure us with her teeth that she is simply thrilled to be reduced to a presence, a dress, a posture, she is often the target of harassment for her expression. There is an expectation of women in general and famous woman in particular to always assure the onlooker that they are happy to be looked upon through smiling, and Stewart rejects this.”
“Women are expected to be nice and sweet, to make other people feel comfortable. A woman who says ‘hey, I think there’s a problem here’ is being ‘negative.’ A woman who doesn’t smile while she’s being harassed is ‘humourless.’ A woman who prefers to stay focused on tasks is a ‘cold bitch.’Significant gendering is involved here; women have an obligation to look and act a certain way and when they don’t, they need to be hassled until they do.”
(Source: sex-positive-bitches, via aflawedfashion)
badassmuslimahs:Emad Burnat and his wife Soraya representing Palestine (Nominated for ‘5 Broken Cameras’) at the Oscars. Soraya is wearing a traditional Palestinian Thob.
They were also completely disrespected by us customs officials and detailed in complete isolation for several hours, where he was treated like dirt and told he was going to be deported back to Palestine. He even showed them the invitation to the ceremony, but they didn’t believe him. Eventually he contacted Michael Moore, who got help and got him released. Read about it.
I just wanted to note that as a reminder that even people nominated for Oscars get treated that way. Unsurprising, unfortunately, and utterly disgusting.
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