Q: Why do you write strong female characters?
A: Because you’re still asking me that question.
— Joss Whedon, writer and creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog amongst many, many others (via curiositycounts)

The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/09/ashley-judd-slaps-media-in-the-face-for-speculation-over-her-puffy-appearance.html

Idea to steal

Make a movie making app (this work well on the iPad) for kids that takes them through the filmmaking process from story conception to final product.

Every stage should include a review process at the end for the kid to go over what they’re doing with an adult (encourage grown-up/kid creative play).

I would have bought it!

And If you ever have a chance to ask an 8 year old to pitch you their film concept while you play the “studio head”, I highly recommend it. Even if you accidentally end up promising to put up a $100 budget.