You’ll often hear words like “empowerment”, “girl power”, and “feminism” when someone who identifies as a feminist voices out on current issues that seem to sexualize and belittle women. Today when digital media plays a big role in many of our daily lives, these feminist are making sure to utilize the power of the web to come up with various campaigns and programmes celebrating and empowering women easily.
Women in Theatre
It’s been known that many female performing artists have been finding it extremely hard to secure stable gigs. Even in the theatre world, on stage and off, women are often seriously underrepresented among playwrights, producers, and artistic directors. Notably, classical theatre (ie. Shakespearean plays and sonnets) are well known for casting an all-male or male-dominated cast. I’ve read (and watched) a fair amount of reviews and plays throughout the years and discovered that many directors don’t consider switching up gender roles, resulting in female artists (who, mind you, makes up half of the thespian population) not given an equal chance to audition for roles even if they were equally as skilled in their own respect.