“WHAT IS A FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL SUPPOSED TO THINK WHEN SHE WATCHES CINDERELLA, SEEING GIRLS TEARING APART HER SISTER’S DRESS?”
I think girl hate is one of the saddest things in our times, one that goes centuries deep and one that seems unbeatable. how we are taught from a very young age that other girls are our competition. how we are taught to not be happy for another girl if she is successful. or pretty. or good at something, anything. I got to interview natassa, the founder of girl.is.a.gun magazine on how she found a way to fight it in order to help those who it affects the most affected: girls.
The interview is up on 1granary.com- here is a little except.
If you think of any mainstream film production, chances are very slim that it features multiple female characters. And if it does, chances are even slimmer that those women exchange more than two sentences. “The girls don’t talk to each other, there is no dialogue. They talk to the men, but that’s it.” GIRL.IS.A.GUN was initially designed as a university project, but it quickly turned out to be much more than that. Founder Natassa Stamouli created a platform that tackles girl hate with the simplest form: a dialogue.
read the rest of my feature right here.