Author Archives: KristenCervantes

Movie geared towards feminism: Prometheus

The debate about women and their reproductive rights has been seen in several films. However, a movie that some people may not tie in to a woman’s reproductive rights is Prometheus. The movie covers many types of issues, including religion and evolution. Specifically, a woman is used to give birth to a “baby” or alien. […]

A woman who is improving the environment

Wangari Maathai is a name that may be unfamiliar to most people, but her work can be seen all around the world. Maathai was a professor, human rights and environmental activist. Her lifelong work to help the planet continues on through her organization called, The Green Belt Movement. The organization specifically assists women with empowering […]

How women are viewed in movies

Many women have been stereotyped by society throughout history. They are viewed as too sexy, too timid or too bossy. Oftentimes, people, such as Native Americans, grow up in smaller communities thinking that women should be viewed in a certain, negative way. The movie industry is also a strong influence in the way people view […]

Movie geared towards feminism: Brave

Guns, knives, swords and a bow and arrow are just a few weapons of choice for female movie characters. When women use weapons, they are sometimes viewed as being dangerous, instead of brave or helpful. The movie Brave is about a young girl who enjoys riding her horse and shooting with her bow and arrows. […]

Native Americans protest to stop more rape from happening

Native American women have dealt with violence and rape for a long time. Most of them have no one to reach out to since┬árape is accepted in their smaller communities. However, an article from Buzzfeed titled, “Native American Activists Argue Feds Building Keystone Will Lead To Rape” written by Evan McMorris-Santoro, talks about how male […]

Women who show bravery in pop culture

Many women in pop culture are shown in movies to be brave, but by being brave means they usually use weapons. Moreover, they are not brave, but dangerous. Women in film using weapons, such as guns, swords and a bow and arrows, can showcase women in a negative way by saying women who use weapons […]

Movie geared towards feminism: Showgirls

The movie Showgirls is about a woman who uses her smarts to move up from being a stripper to a showgirl. Although this occupation is not desired by most women, the main character, Nomi, wants to make it big in Las Vegas and make a name for herself. The film shows the stereotypes of women […]