Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog post about woman-to-woman sexism in slam poetry community.

In a world where, one day, we'll likely find out that Chris Brown has recoupled with Rihanna--here's a blog entry about one female poet describing how a peer of hers dressed her down in terms the latter's standards of proper attire and behavior:

To change the subject slightly, a female poster on Twitter (who follows cinematic goings-on) mentioned how Hailee Steinfeld will follow up her impressive, gutsy performance as Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers' TRUE GRIT--by playing Sleeping Beauty.

Another case history: Amanda Seyfried drops out of SUCKER PUNCH (which looks to have been a wise career move)--only to find herself in a TWILIGHT-centric reimagining of RED RIDING HOOD.

In short, whether it's poetry or cinema or music, there seems to be more enthusiastic support for herding women back into a retrograde, dress-our-way-not-yours-and-walk-two-steps-behind-the-alpha-male corral--from men and women alike.

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