Women and Hollywood

During the opening act of this years Academy Awards, one of the lines in ‘Moving Pictures’ was “Small town girls who change the world by challenging the norms”, and we see selected female roles appear on the screen behind Neil Patrick Harris. First up, was Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (Ross, 2012), followed by Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (Hancock, 2009), Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen (Buck and Lee, 2013), Octavia Spencer in The Help (Taylor, 2011), Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow, 2012), Reese Witherspoon in Wild (Vallee, 2014), and Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine (Allen, 2013). Not only … Continue reading Women and Hollywood

A Commentary on Gender

I am a bit hesitant at approaching this topic. I used to discuss it quite a bit when I studied Sociology. In actual effect, I gave up studying social issues to make myself feel happier in the world, and to approach topics which I was more interested in before I came across this subject. Sociology, the study of society, has a way of opening up one’s eyes to the world, but at what expense? It is a great subject to allow you to learn about your own life and to position yourself in the world. However, in this case too … Continue reading A Commentary on Gender