Category Archives: Movie

The (not so) Spectacular Now

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            “The Spectacular Now,” an indie film starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, was released in the fall of 2013. It is a dark “coming of age” story that focuses on the romantic relationship between the two main characters, Aimee and Sutter, who are both high school seniors. This movie had a baffling number of missteps both as a whole and particularly related to feminism and it’s representation of women.

*Warning: spoilers ahead

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Feminist Oscars

Gold Trophy Unfortunately for the 2014 Oscars, the Best Picture nominees once again reflect the sexism, racism, homophobia and classism that plagues the Academy, but they have also taken a few steps in the right direction.  Here are the awards we would have given the Best Picture nominees (if anyone had asked us). Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars

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*Warning: this post contains minor spoilers*

John Green’s young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars has been making a splash ever since its release in 2012 and the movie adaptation of the story is scheduled to come out this June. The book is about Hazel, a sixteen year old girl diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and her relationship with the charming, seventeen year old boy Augustus Waters, who lost one of his legs to cancer. This story revolves around their relationship, and the struggles that come with their illnesses.

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Frozen

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Disney’s newest princess focused animated film, Frozen has swept the nation in a Broadway-worthy, snow-filled winter wonderland, instant classic fashion. It has also set off a lot of a lot of discussion of feminism and started a conversation about how Disney princesses influence thousands of young girls every year.

*MINOR SPOILERS*

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Oppressed Majority

Welcome to The Feminist Critique! Our first post will be a quick one to start us all off. We hope you enjoy, comment, and share this post!

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