Hello again, it’s that time! Roundups!
September has been an interesting month. We saw Viola Davis win an Emmy for her role in ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and become the first black woman to win the award for Best Actress in a TV Series. Her speech was incredible, you can see it here, and we also saw some backlash to her discussion of diversity in the form of white-feminism-personified Nancy Grahn. Like, who is she anyway? Fortunately, Grahn’s ridiculous tweets were written off as…well ridiculous and we could all focus on congratulating Davis for her well deserved win. This was also the very same month in which Matt Damon attempted to explain diversity in the film industry to Effie Brown – an incredibly successful black female producer. Sit down, Matt.
Personally, this month I’ve been reading Laura Bates ‘Everyday Sexism’ book – bought for me by some fabulous friends as a birthday present. It’s a phenomenal, and terrifying at the same time but well worth a read. For me, it defines 21st century feminism, and coincides as a handy book you can throw at someone when they ask you why we still need feminism.
In other, slightly exciting news, I have also joined Film Inquiry (a great website, packed with fantastic articles and posts) as a regular contributor which means that I haven’t managed to post on my own personal blog as much. I’ll still be linking content I write at Film Inquiry to Femphile, so there will be no missing out!
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading this month!
10 Ways You Can Tell If You’re a Feminazi
Laura Bates / Guardian
Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Film-Maker To Explain Diversity To Her
Kara Brown / Jezabel
Kevin O’Keefe / Mic
Maya Dusenberry / Feministing
Nicki Minaj, White Feminism, And Miley Cyrus’ Continual, Unchecked Theft of Black Culture
Michelle Wilson / Skirt Collective
Jade Moulds / The F Word UK
Kate MacCarthy / Femsplain
Daisy Buchanan / Guardian
Swoozy C / Bitch Flicks