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|Monday, May 16th, 2005|
|Wednesday, May 26th, 2004|
WOMEN IN ACTION FILMS
I'm doing a zine about 'violent chicks in action flicks', and was wondering if you could help. I made this questionaire to gauge the opinions of the feminist community in general, and it would really help me if you could fill it out...just copy and paste the following questionnaire and reply to this message.
love aideen xox
apologies for major major cross posting…
1. What do you think of action movies in general?
Good? Bad? Indifferent? Why? If you don't like them, what is your favourite film
genre and why? What do you think of the violence aspect of these films?
2.What is behind the increase in the number of women in action films?
In recent years there has undoubtedly been an increase in the number of women in action movies, particularly in mainstream cinema. Whereas once there was only Alien, Terminator and, erm, Tank Girl, we now have Charlies Angels, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Matrix, Tomb Raider, Kill Bill and loads more. Some
people see this as a sign that women are gaining more equality, others think that it has a lot to do with economics and marketing. In your opinion, what is the reason for this increase?
3.What about the feminist implications of this?
Do you feel that there's anything particularly feminist about women kicking butt on the big screen? How do you feel about these films in general (i.e. films with female action heroines)? How should we, as feminists, treat them?
4.Favourite female action heroine?
Who is your favourite female action heroine and why? Does she embody any characteristics which are particularly feminist? Is she a good role model?
5.Do you think seeing images of violent women can do anything to counteract violence against women?
6.Worst female action film and why?
7.Trinity (The Matrix)or Thelma Dickinson (Thelma and Louise)?
Who's the coolest?
Do you feel that action films in general provide good role models for men, or do they just give society negative assumptions about masculinity? How about for women? What are the best non-violent role models, both male and female (and why)?
9.Best self defence tip?
10.Roughly what age are you?
I know this might sound irrelevant, and I also don't like stereotyping people by their age. Just bear with me and answer honestly. I'd like to compare results.
You can be vague if you like eg. teens, 20s, 30s etc
11.Are you a feminist?
If so, for how long?
12.Any final thoughts?
Is there anything I've left out? Anything you wish to add? Would you write an article for me? Please? Be your best friend?
|Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004|
Critically speaking, it pisses me off when the likeness of the critic is used to advertise a community as shitty as this.
|Monday, February 2nd, 2004|
i used to be on here with a different lj name. now im back muha.
okay im really annoyed by these 'hardcore' 16 year old kids. with their tight pants and black and blonde hair and their lip piercings and their white belts. and they listen to all these shitty hardcore but then they have to listen to atleast one random band like the cure or like the beatles. or something not hardcore. they drive me insane. and they are usually straight edge.
when i see a group of them they all look the same. really now. be yourself. Current Mood: awake and annoyed
|Tuesday, November 25th, 2003|
here's two annoying things -- short and sweet, but worth mentioning considering just how much they aggrivate me.
01: people who walk on the wrong side (of anything:)
here in america we walk on the right. we drive on the right and we read leaning from the left to the right
-- everything goes in the direction of the RIGHT. why is it that some people can't seem to get this clear? i'm having a hard enough time getting my headspace to narrowly crawl inside the tight ear of the thick headed baboon bounding down the wrong side of the staircase at me, let alone trying to balance understanding the action with getting the fuck out of the way. so hey, to all the james bonds out there shooting down the wrong side of the stairs: give it a rest. i don't think the mission will be that much of a disaster if you take the extra five seconds to pull your head out of englands ass and walk down those ten steps properly.
02: the clueless:
and by this i mean them in general, but i'm thinking of one very specific thing: geography. i think that inherent to your living and participating in this country -- to be a working social cog -- you must know:
a) where the states are in location to the state you are in.
b) the abbreviations for said states (and i mean all of them!)
so there is absolutely no excuse for an asian kid to be bruce lee-ing his way through pre-calculus only to pause, take half a breath and ask me what the abbreviation for OHIO is. what could it possibly be? the state has four fucking letters. pat morita didn't come to this country and pave the way of the asian male just for you to come in and bonehead it up. this, like the stairs, only takes about five seconds to think about. jesus christ, people. after answering, through my clenched teeth, he asked me where ohio was, in relation to massachusetts.
i told him it was somewhere near seattle.
|Monday, November 10th, 2003|
Cell Phone Ring Tones
Why do kids with cellphones HAVE TO GET THE LONGEST, MOST ANNOYING RINGTONE EVER?
It's like woohoo, your cellphone makes neat sounds-BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT
DEEEDEEDEEDEDEDEEEDEDEDDEEEEDDEEEDEEE. Are you TRYING to be obnoxious!? Maybe I'll get a cellphone, and have my ringtone be a voice recording that'll go: "HEY!!! THE FUCKING PHONE IS RINGING!" over and over, really loud. That'd be pretty hilarious. Current Mood: annoyed
|Saturday, November 8th, 2003|
Rich Kid Business Major Preppy Fucks
MR-I'M-GOING-TO-BE-A-BUSINESS-MAJOR-BECAUSE-THAT'S-WHAT-MY-PARENTS-TOLD-ME-TO-BE-AND-I-CAN'T CHANGE-MY-MIND-BECAUSE-THINKING-IT-TOO-HARD-AND-IF-I-DO-I-WON'T-GET-THAT-BEEMER-I-WANT-FOR-MY-BIRTHDAY-OH-AND-ALL-I-CARE-ABOUT-RIGHT-NOW-IS-WHICH-ONE-OF-MY-FIFTY-ABERCROMBIE-SHIRTS-I'M-GONNA-WEAR-TO-THE-DAVE-MATTHEWS-BAND-SHOW-WITH-MY-DUMB-BLONDE-ANOREXIC-BARBIE-DOLL-GIRLFRIEND-MY CELLPHONE-NEVER-LEAVES-MY-EAR-EVEN-WHEN-I'M-IN-THE-LIBRARY-BECAUSE-I-GOTTA-HOOK-UP-WITH-MY-BROS-THIS-WEEKEND-AND-CALL-UP-MY-METH-DEALER-AND-ANYWAY-STUDYING-IS-FOR-FAGS-AND -FAGS-ARE-BAD-BECAUSE-MY-PARENTS-AND-GEORGE-BUSH-TOLD-ME-SO-OUT-OF-MY-WAY-OR-I'LL-RUN-YOU-DOWN-WITH-MY-SUV-WITH-THE-WINDOWS-ROLLED-UP-PUMPING-50-CENT-WHICH-PROVES-THAT-I'M-NOT -A-RACIST-EVEN-THOUGH-I-DON'T-HAVE-ANY-BLACK-FRIENDS-BECAUSE-BLACK-PEOPLE-MIGHT-ROB-ME-AND-BOY-DO-I-LOVE-BEING-A -FUCKING-COOKIECUTTER-CLONE-ASSHOLE. I fucking hate you and everything you stand for!!
Sorry, had to get that out..
Current Mood: annoyed
|Saturday, October 25th, 2003|
What we must all agree stinks more than anything is how this community changed from something promising to a fucking message board for the moderator.
Good show. This place now sucks more than a toddler who hasn't passed the oral stage.
Thank you. Fix it up instead of posting your shitty news and requests that no one cares about.
|Tuesday, October 21st, 2003|
ok ok ok...
i need a basement... a crappy dirt and cement classic michigan basement.
its for a photo project.
if anyone has a piece of shit basement and is cool with me lurking around in there with my camera and such, then let me know. Current Mood: awake
|Wednesday, October 15th, 2003|
My roommates and I decided to have an Autumn Celebration Party.
Friday around 8 or 9ish
Bring some warm (vegan) food if you can.
Bring warm clothes because we might show a movie outside.
I'm thinking the first Freddy movie, or Dark City.
BYOB (we are making some spiced rum apple cider, but theres not going to be a lot, so we might just keep it for certain people... as selfish as that sounds)
WEAR AUTUMN COLORS!
we might set up some stuff too, for fun, like bobbing for apples. we are still thinking.
but yes... ummm
1100 Appian Way
let me know if you have questions.
|Tuesday, October 7th, 2003|
FUCK YOU CALIFORNIA YOU DESERVE WHAT YOURE GONNA GET YOURE ALL IMBECILES AND DESERVE TO FLOAT OFF INTO THE OCEAN THIS IS WHY MOST OF THE SMART CELEBRITIES LIVE IN NEW YORK I HATE YOU ALL
|Friday, October 3rd, 2003|
NEW LOCATION FOR THE THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW AND ARMY/NAVY SHOW!!!
810A Pleasant St.
pretty much right across the street.
|Thursday, October 2nd, 2003|
SO ABOUT THE THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW
so apparently some douche bag manager from jordys apartment or something like that, saw a flyer for the show... so now its not there anymore... and we arent sure where it will be...
it will either be:
A) On the same street, just a different house.
B) @ the wesley and then after party somewhere, probably our place.
C) Our place (highly unlikely, but its possible)
D) or... cancelled... blah
so keep looking on livejournal for updates.
we might just say "fuck it" to the show and get wasted at someones house. either way. fun times.
just let me know if you have questions.
|Wednesday, September 24th, 2003|
Who all is going to come to the Thunderbirds Are Now! and Army/Navy show next friday?
since im setting it up and all, and i just want to know if i should get kegs...
I know there are going to be a lot of kids from out of town coming to it, but im just wondering how many kids... well i guess just lj kids are coming.
flyers will be going up tomorrow around campus for it.
any questions just ask me.
i want this to be huge.
off the hook even.
|Friday, September 19th, 2003|
God, I know other people deal with this too and it really pisses me off: when other people answer your friend's IM's.
What the fuck is someone's deal? If I wanted to talk to a drunken moron, I'd go to random AOL giant chat room and pick one out. AIM's are personal, if you don't own the screen name, sign up for one because the last time I checked, they were free or feck off!
Ah, feels better. Current Mood: infuriated
|Wednesday, September 10th, 2003|
You know what sucks? This community's background. Current Mood: annoyed
|Tuesday, September 9th, 2003|
for all the CMU students and Mt Pleasant townies who are mad as hell and dont want to take it anymorecmu_pinkos
|Sunday, August 24th, 2003|
So this girl IMed me earlier, all fucking hyper and whatever. Generally, I really like her, and she's a sweetheart. But today she just pissed me off.
She asked me if I could entertain her. Now, I don't know about any of you, but that is you forcing me to talk to you. If I had something to say, maybe worthwhile entertainment, I would fucking say it. But don't ask me to entertain you, much less tell
me to do it, because I'm just going to fucking ignore you.
Oh yeah, and whoever the fucker is down the street who has that really fucking loud remote control shit, STOP IT. People have other things to do than hear some high-pitched mechanical whine for hours on end. Current Mood: irritable
|Saturday, August 23rd, 2003|
so. im labeled this poser at school. only cause theres the group of, and i laugh when i say this.. 'real punks' with their patches, and bondage pants and plaid and green hair, and what not... that say so. now, i would say i listen to my good share of my type of music, the pop punk sound ive been in for a while, and then ofcourse, the emo, then lofi... and recently rancid. so if i were to go to school, wearing a rancid shirt all i would get would be dirty looks by them, and i can only laugh because it offends them SO much. i have my week of shirts planned out for the first week... it starts on a tuesday so i have, a rancid shirt, avril, blink, and missy elliot shirt. i cant wait to get the looks. and how much fun it is to piss so many people off with my shirt. because i like the music gives me the right to wear the shirt right? [although i have nothing against avril, i particularly dont like her music, or style, only cause her voice is more of a yodel instead of singing.] yea. just had to say that somewhere.
|Sunday, August 10th, 2003|
It does not make you cool whatsoever to be like this: IaMsOcOoL
Fuck you man. Unless you're giving me some hidden fucking message with either the capitals or the lowercase, don't fucking do it, it makes you look like a sloppy cunt.