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A Musical Problem October 2, 2018

I try not to get political on this blog. There are different, more productive platforms for that type of thing.

But with the mess currently happening in D.C. and the show I’m currently performing in, I had a thought.

I’m all about women’s rights, clearly. Me Too has done a huge service for our nation and for the world. Women are becoming stronger and more defiant all the time. The age of women being used as physical toys is coming to an end. But I’m performing in 42nd St, a show in which a director kisses an actor to teach her how to… act, and women are literally placed on a pedestal.

Funny Girl the Musical

Pardon me while I stand on my pedestal.

That is by far not the most problematic scene in musical theatre. South Pacific is just…whoa dude, not really okay at all. Let’s take this young girl who doesn’t speak the same language as the man and have sex with her on the floor—not great choices there, buddy. And that relationship is romanticized. (more…)

 

Feminists in Earrings August 2, 2014

Have you seen the new craze Confused Cats Against Feminism? Well click here and thank me if you haven’t. It’s cats with funny signs. What more can you ask for?

But here’s the thing, it’s a funny site about a very real issue. I believe in equal pay for equal work. I believe that men and women should be considered equals in all things. That’s the number one premise of feminism. So really, I qualify as a feminist. (If you don’t know the definition of feminism, please click here.) But I also wear heels, sequins, and occasionally corsets for a living, which the anti-feminists say makes me one of them. (more…)