Over the past couple of days I have seen many trailers for 50 Shades of Grey, countdowns and other still photos from the upcoming movie. I have also read a few articles, written by men, detailing how we as women should not be behind this movie. 721 more words
Yes. This. A thousand times, this. I haven't been able to figure out how to write about this situation yet, because it perplexes me. I don't understand the backlash against a movement that has, without a major war, helped to level the playing field in everything from voting rights to education to what jobs are open to me. I'm confused by the suggestion that the work of feminism is "done," too, when there are still massive gender and sex inequalities that get even more complex when a person's race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, or geographical location marks them as different from the status quo.