In 2013, 82% of the top 100 grossing films in the US featured male dominated casts; only 2% featured more female than male characters. Last I checked the population was 50.something% female.
Usually dick fests are a sign of a bad / great party, depending on what you’re into. Perhaps male movie goers are all a bit gayer than they’d like to think.
In other news, a fivethirtyeight analysis found that films that pass the Bechdel test (minimal female character test) show a better return on investment. Nice when there’s data to support one’s biases for greater gender equality in film.
Vote with your dollars people, try only going to see movies with female protagonists for a change.
Minuit are pulling the plug. Sad. Who’s keen to see their last shows?
That “class war” you’ve heard so much about? It’s finished.
There’s a simple theory underlying much of American politics. It sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion. It courses through the…
Really enjoying Vox.com at the moment. This thoughtful article looks at how once an idea or belief gets tied into our sense of identity we get very good at ignoring any evidence to the contrary.
Favourite right now
Ezra Klein explains in three and a half minutes.
found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom
Interview with Bronwyn Polaschek
This woman’s blog post nicely sums up some of my experiences having a premature baby in the hospital. Alex will be 6 weeks old tomorrow! It’s crazy to think we’ve had 6 weeks of this surreal existence, it feels like a life time and no time at all. Alex is doing amazing, and, fingers crossed, will be able to come home in a few more weeks.