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The Muddled Feminism of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”

Nation Weekly
July 28, 2023
In making Barbie, Greta Gerwig needed to tell a story about an icon that purposefully did not have one. “Gerwig’s approach,” Tarpley Hitt writes, was “to literalize Barbie’s malleability in almost every absurd way.”

The new blockbuster movie—full of pink, plastic, and punchlines—is fun in many ways, Hitt explains. But in trying to say too much with the film, the former indie darling Greta Gerwig, “winds up not saying much at all.”

The Muddled Feminism of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”
In trying to say too much, the film winds up not saying much at all.
Tarpley Hitt
How Jeffrey Epstein Captivated Harvard
And how the university has yet to give a full accounting.
Michael Massing
The Brave, Often Lonely Fight of Trans Lawmakers in State Legislatures
Trans and nonbinary people are running for office in record numbers, beginning their careers just as their Republican colleagues are launching an assault on trans rights.
Amy Littlefield
I Was Attacked for My Speech About Palestine. I Stand by Every Word.

My CUNY Law speech led to a torrent of abuse and vitriol, but I have no regrets.

Fatima Mohammed
The US and Russia’s Standoff Over Prisoner Exchange
Each has been using the other’s civilians as pawns in an espionage blame game—and the FBI has consistently managed to make things worse.
James Bamford
What Happened to Black Activism in Professional Sports?

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Howard Bryant and Brenda Elsey join the show to discuss social movements in sports.

Dave Zirin
The Teamsters Win, but Hollywood Continues to Strike

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, John Nichols reports on the UPS contract, and Ben Schwartz comments on SAG and the WGA.

Jon Wiener

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