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The Encyclopedia of Greeting Card Tools & Techniques
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Uta Hagen's Acting Class: The DVDs
- Uta Hagen's Acting Class (Two DVDs) Applause Acting Series Series DVD Written by Uta Hagen
- Actors, directors, and teachers now have the opportunity to study with the legendary actress and teacher Uta Hagen for the first time on DVD
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Gloria Steinem on the Kardashians: Examining an Interestingâ€”And Informativeâ€”Comment
In this article, I discuss an important comment that Gloria Steinem made in response to an editor asking her whether she thought the Kardashians empower women. I also reference the historicity and contemporary world of feminism.
While many feminists believe that the Women's Rights Movement has gained momentum during the 21st century, others see its core principles being attacked right and left. Thus even as forward strives such as anti-rape legislation and greater female representation in sociopolitical spheres historically dominated by men constitute signs of progress, other cultural elements-such as the perpetuity of domestic violence and the government's refusal to ratify the ERA-seem to indicate that the Movement's attempts at advancement are being blocked. Clearly, the aforementioned realities are substantive indicators that we still live in a patriarchal world that consciously and unconsciously precludes women from being the sort of plenary beings who can think and act as freely as their male counterparts. Yet the seeming ubiquity of Hollywood-made possible by modern technology and globalism-now presents feminists with a new hindrance to women's progress: the lifestyles of high profile celebrities.
That commercially successful female celebrities possess a great degree of power-both economic and cultural-is plain. And it seems that notable feminist Gloria Steinem tapped into this reality when she commented on the negatively powerful effect that highly visible stars such as the Kardashians have had on the public. In responding to Newsweek editor Tina Brown's question regarding whether or not the sisters empower women, Steinem reportedly said "No. They're not empowering other women, but there's no point in blaming the people who take advantage of the system without changing the system." Although some might argue that Steinem herself disempowered women here by not saying anything positive about the sisters-such as the fact that they have undeniably outstanding marketing and business skills-a truer reading of her statement may be that she recognizes the women aren't using their gifts and hard-won power to challenge normative ideas about women. While diverse, some of these ideas include the notion that women are primarily bodily entities whose mental energies are and should be used towards making themselves more beautiful without consideration of how to carefully cultivate their intellect for other endeavors. One could easily argue that the Kardashian show-as well as the beauty and fashion-based ventures that the women have pursued-advance this idea. Nevertheless, one might also argue that there is something indigenously honorable about attaining success and stature in the world of business, irrespective of the product that one is marketing. Moreover, the show's central figure-Kim Kardashian-has contributed to humanitarian efforts that transcend the often shallow and superfluous world of entertainment.
Irrespective of how one reads Steinem's criticisms of the Kardashians, the woman's arguments seem substantive. It indeed does not appear that the Kardashians consistently say and do things that empower women, especially if one views such advancement to be contingent upon moving past the seemingly age-old myth that a woman's ability to gain and maintain power should be predicated on her willingness to objectify herself or pursue a primarily body-based career such as modeling. Additionally, Steinem accurately assesses the larger problem surrounding the Kardashians when she seems to suggest that they are simply taking advantage of a system that promotes the sort of parochial and patriarchal behaviors that the aforementioned objectification represents. Finally, Steinem is right in asserting that changing this system-rather than simply blaming those who profit from its depravity-is the appropriate thing to do.