In case you don't know yet, I am obsessed OBSESSED with media representations of women and math. That's my thing. The way that the media portrays women who enjoy math is, in my opinion, largely responsible for the lack of women who WANT (read: do not want) to pursue math - and that needs to be changed. I'm not the only one who feels this way, and hey, the way the media portrays women in general sucks sometimes. Just look at Mean Girls, the fan fave that teaches girls that in order to impress a guy that you need to totally dumb yourself down to the point of sacrificing academic success! Well, this fab group may not be particularly focused on the portrayal of women and MATH, but are they zoomed in on the portrayal of women and intelligence? Hell yes! A group of amazing women have started a little something called "Drunk Feminist Films" and it's a super chill (and fun) way to dissect and diss films that portray women as anything other than fabulous.
The solution to the media's nonsense isn't necessarily to just bitch and cry. Why not "get tipsy while lovingly berating (movies) for (their) depictions of female passivity and disempowerment"?
Be a part of it all and help change the way we consume the messages the media feeds us: show up to Toronto's Revue Cinema tonight for a screen & shout of Bring it On! A-mazing.