Posts Tagged John Legend
Choice Quotes: Men on FEMINISM
Posted by Amy Steele in Film, Music, TV, Women/ feminism on July 25, 2014
“all men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered – it leads to a better society.”
“I do call myself a feminist. Absolutely! It’s worth paying attention to the roles that are sot of dictated to us and we don’t have to fit into those roles.”
“My mom brought me up to be a feminist. She was active in the movement in the 60s and 70s. The Hollywood movie industry has come a long way since its past – It certainly has a bad history of sexism, but it isn’t all the way yet. It’s important to acknowledge that there’s a lot of patriarchy and sexism in mainstream movies.”
“I’m attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life.
“Women are responsible for two thirds of the work done worldwide, yet earn only 10% of the total income and own 1% of the property…So, are we equals? Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking.”
“I’m usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women’s bodies are really beginning to piss me off.”
Feminist Videos: John Legend; Jenny Lewis
Posted by Amy Steele in Music, Women/ feminism on July 18, 2014
John Legend, “You and I”
Legend embraces all types of women from young to old. They’re looking at themselves in the mirror. At their imperfections, scars and wounds in this beautiful video that features his wife Chrissy Teigen as well as Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. In the video it’s showing that every woman is beautiful as Legend croons: “If your mirror won’t make it any clearer, I’ll be the one to let you know. Out of all of the girls, you’re my one and only girl. aint nobody in the world tonight.” I’ve never paid much attention to John Legend but the more songs I hear from his latest album, the more impressed I am with his songwriting talent.
John Legend said this about feminism: “All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place.”
Jenny Lewis, “Just One of the Guys”
Jenny Lewis has Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson in her backing band and dressing in drag for this video. The song isn’t lyrically ground-breaking. it’s a catchy ditty about being yourself. a solid feminist message. And seeing these women having fun in drag is worth it.
Picks for Best-dressed at Academy Awards
Posted by Amy Steele in Uncategorized on March 4, 2014
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