I’ve just written another piece for the Mookychicks about why exactly I hated the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo etc). It’s the series responsible for the genius that is the character Lisbeth Salander… but though I loved the character, I detested the books. I’ve been wanting to write about this series ever since I read somewhere that the writer Stieg Larsson has been described as a male feminist!!! Obviously, I disagree.
Read my article to find out why!
I’m also writing another feminist-y article for the Mookychicks so keep an eye out. I’ll finish it when this cold of doom is out of the way!!!
Now, I hope that when I tell you who I now have a newfound respect for, you won’t click the ‘back’ button and run away screaming. At least, not until I’ve said my piece- okay? 😉
I generally cannot stand women who make a career out of being uneducated/topless while proudly telling the world just how many married footballers they’ve had. (Jordan, I’m looking at you.) And until recently, I’d been tarring Jodie Marsh with the same brush. Sorry, Jodie Marsh.
Last week, I watched a documentary in which she talked to children who have been bullied and discussed her own experiences (including her parents paying for her nose job after she was bullied about it to the point of feeling suicidal). There are so many celebrities who seem to forget they were once part of “the rest of the world” and was good to see someone using their fame to help other people. It was interesting listening to her talk as well:
“I was a member of the junior Ornithologists Club…”
“I was an “A” grade student- if I wasn’t a glamour model, I’d have been a vet. And I’d have been a really good vet!”
I was reminded a bit of myself watching Zoe, one of the girls Jodie interviewed; I never set out to be a model, and doing a documentary or fundraising campaign to raise awareness of how badly childhood bullying can affect people is something I’ve considered many times before.
I think perhaps I’ll do it this year.
Here’s the documentary- click the link.