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A Feminist Guide to Netflix

 Documentary

  1. Girlhood* [2003]
  2. Tricked [2013]
  3. American Promise* [2013]
  4. Hot Girls Wanted [2015]
  5. Crime after Crime* [2011]
  6. A Girl and A Gun [2013]
  7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975* [2011]
  8. Paris Is Burning* [1990]
  9. Miss Representation [2011]
  10. Dark Girls* [2011]
  11. It’s A Girl* [2012]
  12. No Woman, No Cry [2010]
  13. Live Nude Girls Unite [2000]
  14. Girl Rising* [2013]
  15. Half The Sky* [2012]
  16. The Invisible War [2012]
  17. Advanced Style [2014]
  18. Makers: Women Who Make America [2013]

Comedy

  1. Jen Kirkman I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) [2015]
  2. Dirty Girl [2010]
  3. Legally Blonde [2001]
  4. 9 to 5 [1980]
  5. A Different World* [1987]
  6. Ella Enchanted [2004]
  7. Wetlands [2013]

Drama

  1. Girlhood* [2014]
  2. The Long Walk Home* [1990]
  3. Orange Is the New Black* [2013]
  4. Hawthorne* [2009]
  5. Mooz-lum* [2010]
  6. The Butler* [2013]
  7. Rent* [2005]
  8. Electrick Children [2012]
  9. Night Catches Us* [2010]
  10. The Virgin Suicides [1999]
  11. Scandal* [2012]
  12. Fruitvale Station* [2013]
  13. The L Word [2004]
  14. Frida* [2002]
  15. Gimme Shelter [2013]
  16. The Watson Go to Birmingham* [2013]

Action

  1. Kill Bill Vol. 1-2 [2003/2004]
  2. Jackie Brown* [1997]
  3. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer [1997]
  4. Dollhouse [2009]
  5. Alias [2001]
  6. Enough [2002]
  7. Hit & Miss* [2012]
  8. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night [2014]
  9. Nikita [2010]

*Notable intersectional elements/representation

Please feel free to add TW’s or personal recommendations!

Nia Long Gif Pack

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↳ Below are 168 gifs, made by facehelper for roleplaying purposes, of Nia Long, from her role as Safiyah Mahdi, mother of the protagonist in the 2010 film Mooz-Lum. Nia is an American actress. You MAY use these for just about whatever you want to do with them, but please do not include them in gif hunts--just include a link. Thanks!

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Kimberley Drummond Gif Pack

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↳ Below are 148 gifs, made by facehelper for roleplaying purposes, of Kimberley Drummond, from her role as Taqua Mahdi, younger sister of the protagonist in the 2010 film Mooz-Lum. Kimberley is an American actress born in Jamaica. You MAY use these for just about whatever you want to do with them, but please do not include them in gif hunts--just include a link. Thanks!

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Hey Toronto, here are some FREE outdoor film screenings coming up in August:

Friday, August 1st, 8:00pm, David Pecaut Square: Chocolat (2000)

Sunday, August 3rd, 8:30pm, Riverdale Park: The Neverending Story (1984)

Sunday, August 3rd, 7:30pm, Christie Pitts Park: Twister (1996)

Tuesday, August 5th, 7:30pm, Fort York: Jurassic Park (1993)

Tuesday, August 5th, 8:30pm, Yonge & Dundas Square: The Italian Job (1969)

Wednesday, August 6th, 9:00pm, David Pecaut Square: Pina (2011)

Wednesday, August 6th, 9:00pm, Harbourfront: Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

Wednesday, August 6th, 9:00pm, Daniels Spectrum: Short Term 12 (2013)

Friday, August 8th, 8:30pm, St. Peter’s Church: I Confess (1953)

Sunday, August 10th, 7:30pm, Christie Pitts Park: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Tuesday, August 12th, 7:30pm, Fort York: The Breakfast Club (1985)

Wednesday, August 13th, 8:30pm, David Pecaut Square: A Star is Born (1954)

Wednesday, August 13th, 9:00pm, Harbourfront: In A World… (2013)

Wednesday, August 13th, 9:00pm, Daniels Spectum: Mooz-Lum (2010)

Tuesday, August 19th, 7:30pm, Fort York: Ghostbusters (1984)

Wednesday, August 20th, 8:30pm, David Pecaut Square: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Wednesday, August 20th, 8:30pm, Harbourfront: Funny Girl (1968)

Wednesday, August 20th, 9:00pm, Daniels Spectrum: Made In America (2013)

Friday, August 22nd, 8:30pm, St. Peter’s Church: The Lego Movie (2013)

Tuesday, August 26th, 7:30pm, Fort York: The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014)

Wednesday, August 27th, 8:30pm, David Pecaut Square: Pitch Perfect (2012)

Thursday, August 28th, 9:00pm, St. James Park: The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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Ben Affleck goes on Bill Maher.

Bill Maher and his friends say extremely racist, disgusting things about Muslims.

Ben Affleck gets visibly fucking upset and angry and calls all of them out on it on live television in front of the entire world on the spot.

And yet there are people who are all “Don’t give gold stars to celebrities who act like baseline decent people.”

Excuse me, but Ben Affleck could’ve sat there and said absolutely nothing because he’s not Muslim, nobody in his family is Muslim, and Islamophobia doesn’t affect his life or the lives of people he cares about at all.

Ben Affleck could’ve NOT used that platform or his white privilege to call out other white men who probably would’ve brushed him off as hysterical and oversensitive if he had been a Muslim man instead.

Ben Affleck could’ve been just another silent bystander who MAYBE was a little bothered by what was said and MAYBE could’ve just tweeted something like “Well I disagree with what was said” sometime after the show was over, but did nothing when he had the chance to.

Seriously, speaking out against racism and injustice is something that should be encouraged. If this sort of thing inspires everyone to become better people and to speak out against these sort of prejudices then good for them. I don’t see why we need to constantly shut down people who are actually doing something good. 

I’d love to see the mainstream media shine light on Muslim activists and organizations who do and say the same thing Ben Affleck has said as well as narratives that break the harmful Muslim stereotypes. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi was a huge inspiration for me, as was Little Mosque on the Prairie, Mooz-lum, and just about every interview with Reza Aslan that I’ve seen online. Not to mention the stories I’ve read about Nujood Ali, Malala Yousafzai, and Azar Nafisi. All of these accounts are insightful and inspiring and will change the way you shape your opinions about Islam and Muslims, especially if all you have to go by are the stereotypes. But when you need to change problems within your culture (and yes, our American culture does still have this problem with racist ideals, especially about Islam), it DOES help if people from within your culture are the ones who actively work to change it.