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Who’s Perpetuating Sexist Stereotypes and Behaviors Female Consumers or Hollywood?

17 Apr

1st. Article in our 5-week series on The Next Generation of Films for Women

Internalize sexism, the term is tossed around a lot but what does it mean? In short, it is the practice of women enacting learned sexist behaviors on themselves and other women.  Internalize sexism falls into four categories according to an article Fabric of Internalized Sexism in the Journal of Integrated Sciences.[1] They are 1). Assertions of incompetence, which express an internalized sense of powerlessness; 2). Competition between women; 3). The construction of women as objects; and 4). The invalidation or derogation of women.  In this article we look into the possibility of women enacting sexist behaviors on themselves and others by way of romance novels and films.

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Does Time Spent In the Make-up Chair Equal an Oscar?

15 Feb

Fifth article in our 5 weeks series on Campaigning for an Oscar!

By Open Book

In 2011 we’ve seen Meryl Streep and Leo DiCaprio endure hours in the make-up chair to become J. Edgar Hoover and Margret Thatcher. This dedication to their craft has resulted in another Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep. Does time spent in the make-up chair equal an Oscar nomination?  Some believe (in Hollywood) to win an Oscar one must be willing to get a little ugly. Is that true? Well we want to challenge that theory and pose another one. Do moviegoers identify more with the less than attractive individual than not?

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