Review: On The Basis of Sex (2018)


“A court ought not to be affected by the weather of the day, but will be by the climate of the era.” This quote is majestically said by Professor Freund in On The Basis of Sex right in the beginning and later repeated by the main character, Ruth, at crucial moments. It’s the central idea of the movie, and it guides the whole narrative. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a young woman full of initiative and hopes to change the world to one that is more equal and just, but no one will give her a chance or listen to her because she is a woman (and it’s the 50s). But about 15 years later, with the second wave of feminism raging on, she tries again – and succeeds. The world was ready – or more ready than before – to equality then. Continue reading “Review: On The Basis of Sex (2018)”

You can do whatever you want

You can. There’s no question about it. The only one who can stop you is, well, you. I know – everyone says that. But there’s something particularly true in what is timelessly repeated.

It’s very easy to find excuses. I don’t want to hurt him. She will be mad at me. I will disappoint them. I will be judged for it. They won’t understand. I don’t know how. What if I fail?

They’re all excuses. Stop this, right now. You can. And you should. Continue reading “You can do whatever you want”

10 feminist songs that you should know about

Maybe you already know them. Maybe you don’t (you probably have already heard at least a few). Either way, I decided to come up with a list compiling what I believe to be 10 of the best songs celebrating female strength and character. Continue reading “10 feminist songs that you should know about”

…and their impact on me.

North-American singer Josh Ritter has a beautiful song called “Change of Time”, of which I only know about because it was played in an episode of one of my favorite TV shows, The Blacklist. I was on the verge of tears when I heard it the first time. Continue reading “…and their impact on me.”

Gloria Steinem and My Life on The Road

Emma Watson is one of the women I admire the most. Like, in the whole planet. She found a way to live her passion, which is acting, since she was a child. Then, with what must have been a crazy schedule of filming and studying, she managed to graduate in English Literature at Brown University. Then she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and launched the HeForShe campaign. She represents more or less what I aim to achieve in my life: success doing what I love, work with something that helps the world, and all of that while being stylish and well dressed. Continue reading “Gloria Steinem and My Life on The Road”