brainstuffshow:

Just in time for Comic Con & the release of LUCY, we answer “Why Aren’t There More Action Movies Starring Women?”

princess-slay-ya:

My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.

Sources:

Carrie Fisher on her costumes 

what supermodels wear in hell

 on Padme’s wardrobe 

to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)

Star Wars Bechedel Test results  here

(via stufftoblowyourmind)

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

31 Badass Women Born in July

July is summer sizzlin’ with lady birthday badassery.

micdotcom:

Carol Rosetti’s illustrations are a powerful reminder women are in control of their own bodies

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

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Powerful (and empowering) stuff! 

huffpostarts:

The Last Women Foot Binders Of China Deserve To Be Seen

Watch the Kickstarter video and see more of the photos here. 

(via huffingtonpost)

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why are long eyelashes considered feminine?

Not surprisingly, evolutionary biology has a theory about it that — again, not surprisingly — has a lot to do with babies. See, when we’re born, our big ol’ baby eyes are relatively huge in proportion to the rest of our face, and as we age, our faces grow larger but our eyes remain relatively the same size, which explains the youthful association of long lashes. And from there, youth denotes fertility, which circles us back around to babies. Also on the fertility front, David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies, thinks the contrasting effect of dark mascara that brightens the whites of our eyes also signals good reproductive health.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why are long eyelashes considered feminine?

Not surprisingly, evolutionary biology has a theory about it that — again, not surprisingly — has a lot to do with babies. See, when we’re born, our big ol’ baby eyes are relatively huge in proportion to the rest of our face, and as we age, our faces grow larger but our eyes remain relatively the same size, which explains the youthful association of long lashes. And from there, youth denotes fertility, which circles us back around to babies. Also on the fertility front, David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies, thinks the contrasting effect of dark mascara that brightens the whites of our eyes also signals good reproductive health.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Do (straight) women like chest hair?

This episode is brought to you by Tom Selleck’s burly chest.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Honest Lady Mag Headlines: Cosmopolitan

What’s this month’s new Cosmo really telling its lady readers in those splashy cover headlines? Cristen translates.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

15 Ingenious Lady Hacks

It’s like Macgyver with a purse.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”