Hollywood Feminism

(Source: The View ABC.)

I really wanted to avoid posting about this topic at all, however I cannot hold in what I feel about this anymore. Why? Let me show you the photo:

(Source: LA Times. What’s wrong with this picture?)

The reason why I call it “Hollywood Feminism” is due to the new wave of feminism made cool again, by famous women who are not of color, wealthy, cisgendered, and contemptuous of women who do sex work. We applaud these women and give them a damn medal, but the voices of women of color, transgender, and sex workers are missing. It just makes me want to throw up.

I will be flamed for this post, but I don’t care anymore. It makes it next to impossible for me to fight for the movement, when at the end of the day, my voice is neglected to be heard. No one cares, no one believes me, I don’t matter. So why should I bother?

(Source: Snapchat.)

There are ways to improve this narrative that is healthy for all: Like INCLUDING WOMEN OF COLOR IN THESE INTERVIEWS. Believe us when we also report that we have been sexually assaulted (side eyeing you Lena Dunham.)

Hire us, stop casting us in stereotypical roles, or whitewashing roles that are meant for us. Allow us to tell original stories and not reboot crap all of the time. It’s amazing what difference it will make in the long run.

End Rant.

3 thoughts on “Hollywood Feminism

  1. aniela2017

    The cover photo of that article is a disgrace. The women involved in the photo should have spoken up and out about the lack of any women of color in the picture or article. The inclusion of all should have been the focus.


    1. Shamma Casson

      I know Jessica Chastain was under fire, since she is the most outspoken about intersectional feminism. While I don’t think she had any real say about the decision of the cover, her acknowledgement of the lack of inclusion was deflective and a tad bit weak. I would have respected her more if she just said “I didn’t really have the say or authority to address this glaring problem.” She chose poorly.


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