The mothers don’t sound like great people either.
Can we really criticize a justice for being too inquisitive without addressing substance? Especially when we criticize another justice for not being inquisitive enough?
I can’t help admiring who I admire, so I admire Wertmuller while disagreeing with her. I’m just not sure it’s OK to admire her while disagreeing with her. Especially if I don’t give the same polite consideration to other misogynist filmmakers. This may not be in the Big Book of Feminism, but the Jezebel community…
If you had to do an article on a non-German, arty, lady filmmaker with a German-sounding name why couldn’t you have chosen Chantal Akerman? An interview may be out of the question, but a retrospective? The feminist bona fides of Jeanne Dielman are impeccable.
Which other director of misogynistic films also would get your admiration combined with agree-to-disagree respect? Mel Gibson? Woody Allen? They don’t “meet all our check boxes” either.
From my point of view, there’s not a message against women’s freedom. It’s the opposite to me. My leading female character is a free woman, she makes choices following her own will.
I appreciate what you’re saying, but defending her process as an artist is beside the point. No one disputes that she made the film the way she did because that was her vision. The question is whether it’s possible to reconcile her vision with feminism. (And not just today’s feminism. The film was just as…
What’s the lesson from this new information?
Wertmuller is a genius but her films are, from a feminist standpoint, problematic.
How is this newsworthy?
arguably the most musically gifted artist in history (and by “arguably” I mean “definitely,” and I will fight anyone who says otherwise)
Can We Please Stop Listening to Athletes Who Talk About Race
Yeah but this isn’t like shutting down a KKK rally or someone who is spewing violent speech like Donald Trump.
11. Diversity and Sensitivity Training
In any case, freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and just because you don’t like the message doesn’t mean you get to shut it down.
Of course. Clever allegories are contradictory. A good text means one thing and its direct opposite. Or everything and nothing.
At first I thought there has to be more to this story. Apart from not getting the supposed joke (“If you ever need to kill yourself here’s the means. Ha ha?”), I’m wondering how it’s possible that the whole time the butcher was sitting there diligently fashioning a noose he never once thought: “Hey, wait a sec, this…
Has Schutz issued the obligatory “conversation-starting” defense yet?
Who said anything about pop songs?