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Feminism

‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s 2017 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster has revealed that 2017’s word of the year is Feminism. Honestly, with all the amazing things women have been doing this year, it makes sense that there was a 70-percent increase in lookups for the word. We had women marching on Washington in January, with sister demonstrations all over the world in places like Boston, New York, London and Paris, in response to President Trump’s inauguration on Jan.21. Women all over the world felt

Feminism

Gal Gadot Is a Zionist, But White Feminists Choose To Not Care

“Zionism” is defined as “a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel.” That development of Israel involves the invasion and occupation of the country of Palestine and the killings of innocent Palestinians. A zionist is someone who supports the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, which includes the war crimes committed by the Israelian military. Gal Gadot is a former soldier for the Israel Defense Forces, and,

Feminism

Wonder Woman: A Feminist Film

About a month ago, me and a good friend were catching up on our current favorite shows on Netflix; as he admitted to binge watching Justice League, he mentioned that the upcoming Wonder Woman movie will be the first movie to be released by Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment–two of the largest superhero film producers–with a lead female role. I was completely awestruck by this fact; as I expressed my disbelief he replied, “I can

Feminism

Can Wonder Woman Save the World From Gender Inequality?

The United Nations has appointed a new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The catch? She’s not a real person. While some people are applauding the UN’s decision to appoint Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador, others are furious and believe she is not an appropriate choice for the job. Wonder Woman is once again being asked to save the world, but this time from gender inequality, something the UN hopes to solve

LGBT+

It’s Official: Wonder Woman is Queer

Until 1989, the mention of homosexuality was forbidden and omitted from mainstream comics in the United States by the CCA. Since then, we have had the chance to witness openly queer characters from Archie Comics to Marvel. With the new Wonder Woman movie coming out in 2017, and October (LGBT awareness month) just around the corner, it seems fitting that Wonder Woman’s sexual orientation no longer continues to be ambiguous or tied to heteronormativity. Comic book writer

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