If you want comedies that actually try, comedies that don’t rely on sexism, or just good comedies, go see this. You can see it without losing testosterone and you won’t have a period when you finish it. It doesn’t completely erase or negate the film we grew up with, it just honors and expands the story.
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
Can I be a feminist despite the fact that the job I want does nothing to break stereotypes or further the advancement of women in the workplace?
Why, when I call myself a feminist, does it bother you? Is it the word? If I were to say, “I believe men and women should have equal rights and opportunities” would that be okay? Would you agree with me?
“Despite her delicate features and voice, Disney expects us to believe that Mulan’s ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts.”
I learned from a very young age how precious women are. I was told to care for them and treat them with the utmost respect, not because they were weak, but because we are equals. I was told to never use gender as an excuse for anything.
Stop telling me I’m drunk so you think you have an excuse to touch me. I don’t need you holding my hand while I get a glass of water. I don’t need you to help me sit back down. I don’t need you touching my shoulders to “help” me sit up straight. I especially don’t need you caressing my head while I dozed off.
There is witchcraft in our blood, in our bones we carry the magic that you could not burn away. You see, fire does not eat fire.
You are a woman—big, small, silly, serious, passionate, shy, stubborn, sassy, loving, broken, flawed, confident, lonely, gentle, strong. You are a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a lover, an ex, a child. You are wonderful.
To be whole, you have to strip down to nothing first. You have to build it from the inside out.