I don’t normally make posts like this, but I feel like this is something I need to do because it’s bigger than myself. So, I don’t know if you’ve heard but the Wonder Woman film comes out June 2nd… And if you didn’t know that, there’s a reason for it.
Warner Brothers aren’t spending money on promoting the Wonder Woman film. No tv promotions, billboards, nothing. A film about a strong, powerful, amazing woman superhero directed by Patty Jenkins who happens to be the first woman to direct a superhero film with a female protagonist and one of only a handful (a literal handful… you can count on one hand) to direct a superhero film at all.
They are setting it up to fail so they can say “I told you so” and not only continue the blatant sexism in the film industry but blame it on Patty if the movie fails, setting female directors up (whom are already told they won’t get hired) so they can have an excuse to say “Oh well, we tried hiring a woman to direct a film and it didn’t work. Lets not do that again.”
This film is bigger than just being a superhero movie… It has the ability to bust open the glass ceiling of Hollywood to tell them that yes, superhero movies about women do well and yes, women can not only direct blockbusters but they can do it well. Because I can guarantee you, Patty does it well.
PLEASE spread this around and let Warner Brothers know we aren’t going to stand for this bullshit.
Orange is the New Black is the most successful show in Netflix’s history and The Handmaid’s Tale is the most successful in Hulu’s. And now Wonder Woman is being hailed as the movie that has “saved” the DC franchise. It’s almost like people are actually interested in seeing more of women’s stories on screen instead of the same tired shows centered around flawed male heroes that the mainstream machine has churned out a million times before.
An Overwatchgameplay video gaining traction online can only be described as 16 minutes of pure horror. Throughout the entire recording, several members on a female player’s team verbally harassed her, hurling moronic, sexist, rapacious vitriol at her — nonstop.
video is absolutely gut-wrenching, not only because the content itself
is horrifying, but also because it stands for something larger: It’s a distillation of the experience of gaming online if you don’t fit the stereotypical image of what a gamer is supposed to be.
“I am putting this and a few other examples of the way I am treated up not just for entertainment,” Overwatch player Glisa said in the description of the YouTube video. Read more (5/11/17)