One of the most insightful things I have read in a long time. This is a must read for anyone who has daughters or who cares about gender equality: See
Kristen Stewart and the infinite sadness: Film actress’s frown turning gender roles upside down by Misty Harris.
Just an excerpt:
Stewart’s supporters have varyingly described her as an affront to the patriarchy, the victim of sexist double standards, a postmillennial anti-heroine, and as “disrupting gender roles, one blank expression at a time.” The latter remark comes via Vancouver-based blog The Closet Feminist, whose defence of the actress’s Academy Awards appearance has been widely circulated.
“Women are supposed to be a ray of sunshine into everybody’s lives. And if we aren’t, we’re ‘bitches’ or we’re ‘PMS’ing,’” said Emily Yakashiro, the blog’s founder. “(Stewart) does her own thing, and I find it admirable.”
And so do I.