Every Friday I will be posting something related to this theme, be it a feature of a great female character, an analysis of a particular story, or discussing a problem related to girls and geek culture (of which there are sadly many), and I would like to invite anyone interested to join me!
As I discussed in my earlier post, "On the Diversity of Fictional Characters", representation matters. Studies have shown over and over again that a primary way children internalize ideologies such as racism and sexism is through popular culture, which means if we want to see real change being made, popular culture is an important place to start.
Please note that this is not meant to be an attack on any of the stories, characters, or creators that get featured in these posts. Many- probably all- of my favorite stories have problematic messages in them; this does not mean we stop reading/watching. It is necessary that we hold story creators responsible for the messages they are sending, but that does not mean we cannot enjoy the stories they are telling.
I hope there is some interest among other bloggers to join me on this project. I will be including a linky list in my posts every Friday for other bloggers to post links to their own Feminism Friday posts. I also hope that this will encourage intelligent, respectful, and much needed conversations on the topics brought up.
I'll see you all Friday!