Entry 81915 – Failing Them

There is one of me and you, and you: you are them. The quiet understanding is that. A meaningful gesture is a smile when thinking of you. A nod of recognition in passing between the you of yourself and in my world, mine. I love you, but there is one of me, and surviving means…

Entry 52015- A Mythical Creature, Wanted

  To be known  without getting into trouble- A test of concealment, wickedly daunting for the vigorous soul. “You, you are beautiful  and you are dishonest”,  An earthy voice swallows defaming words. Tension rises. She, the reason,  who curtains off her passions, cries thick tears. Sheds a cloudy mess of sensation, takes a hot bath…

‘Appropriate Behavior’: The Importance of Unromantic Comedy

In an awards season teeming with adorable, quirky romantic comedies, Desiree Akhavan’s decidedly unromantic comedy is a nice departure from average depictions of relationship woes. In ‘Appropriate Behavior’ protagonist Shirin (played by writer/director Akhavan) struggles with finding her way in the world, stuck between her traditional Iranian family’s expectations and her own desires after a…

The Extreme Misogyny of ‘Vertigo’

I often wonder why Jimmy Stewart, an actor known for having a wholesome nature in an out of character, would play increasingly misogynistic roles in Hitchcock’s films over a span of a decade. I’m sure he had his pick of other scripts and Hitchcock wasn’t the only brilliant director around (*read any other piece I’ve…

The World of ‘Outlander’ vs. the Spectacle of ‘Reign’

I love history and I truly appreciate that people who run television networks think historical characters are worth putting on T.V., but why must it all be inaccurate? Can it not be spectacular and real and massively viewed, all at once? Why did a show like “Reign” make it past the first season? Sensationalism. Targeting…

Top 10 Feminist Films, 2000-2010

In which I introduce ten beautiful and innovative stories about women who thrive against the odds set against them. These are stories that allow me a glimpse of a brighter image of women in the film world. My Top 10 Feminist Films of 2000-2010 I invite you to share your thoughts on the topic and…

‘Go for Sisters’ Review

Go for Sisters How many dramatic or crime-centered movies have you seen in your lifetime that had not just one but two female protagonists of color who weren’t maimed or killed halfway through the film and who got what they desired in the final scenes? ‘Go for Sisters’ is the only movie I’ve seen that…

Project Continua + The Sackler Center

brooklynmuseum: I was blown away by the success of Saturday’s Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We couldn’t have hoped for a more enthusiastic or diverse community of participants. Project Continua’s Director, Gina Luria Walker, said during her remarks that by editing articles about historical women, we were “making history by providing an alternative narrative of the past.” A…

I Loved ‘Bridesmaids’

No configuration of words can express how deeply happy Bridesmaids made me, but I am still going to blog about it. It was a bit “too long”, full of delicious little snap scenes where some woman was doing something that would never, ever have made it into a traditional “romantic comedy”. The first that comes…

Like Project Continua on Facebook

Project Continua will be accessible and contributable by everyone. The core of Project Continua is the “female biography” archive, searchable content containing individual entries for each woman, including up-to-date scholarship on their life trajectories, their work, and the new knowledge they produced. Project Continua will also act as a virtual workspace in which students can…