Amy Renee Wasney is a passionate writer and feminist living in the south suburbs of Chicago and an annual participant in National Novel Writing Month. Her favorite films include "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), "The Princess Bride" (1987), and "Big Fish" (2003), and her personal heroes are Fred Rogers and Hermione Granger. She tries to live up to their example each and every day.

BEND AND SNAP: works every time “Legally Blonde” (2001)

Elle Woods spent so much of her life playing by the rules that had been laid out for her, bending under the weight of what society wanted her to be. Until finally, she snapped and became who she wanted herself to be. For generations, women have been bending under societal pressures and conforming to the rules men have laid out for them, until they all finally snap and start walking their own path in life, and that’s when we all truly shine. Because if there’s one thing that we all learned from “Legally Blonde”, it’s that the “Bend and Snap” works every time.

Two Sets of Rules

When men participate, it’s an event. When women participate, it’s a show. In video games, male characters wear full suits of armor; female characters wear metal bikinis. In comic books … Continue reading Two Sets of Rules