Feminist Moments at the Golden Globes
Despite the fact that a grand total of ZERO women were nominated in the writing and directing categories for the 71st Annual Golden Globes, we were pleased to see the Globes veering into feminist territory.
Without further ado, the nominees for best feminist moments last night are:
#1 Tina & Amy call out Hollywood’s ridiculous beauty standards for women: "Matthew McConaughey is here. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club, he lost 45 pounds. Or what actresses call ‘being in a movie.’"
#2 Emma Thompson throws her high heels away after quipping that the trademark red soles are really her blood.
#3 Technically not part of the Globes but Bing aired this feminist themed commercial in prime time. (Yes, it’s strange that it came from Bing and some women featured have dubious relationships with feminism but we still say “Bravo!”).
#4 Elisabeth Moss wins a Globe proving that women playing complicated roles have staying power - and can win.
# 5 Though the context was not exactly feminist (i.e. Leo is a Modelizer) Tina Fey used the word “vagina” on a highly watched prime time program. Considering how often this word actually gets spoken versus its male counterpart, this is something of a breakthrough.
Did we miss any? Let us know your thoughts.