Snow White and the what now?!

A new Snow White parody film, starring Chloe Grace Moretz has been causing controversy on social media, after it’s promotional poster was released, earlier this week.

The film has been criticised for promoting an unhealthy, body shaming message which suggests that curvier girls are not beautiful. The poster is extremely problematic and demonstrates what it is so wrong in society.

For years, society has demonised the bigger, curvier girl denouncing her as ‘lazy’, ‘unloved’ and ‘unattractive.’ It has penalised them for not looking a certain way- a way that only seeks to attract the male gaze and has never been in the best interest of women.

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Plus size model *oh how I hate the term plus size* Tess Holliday has criticised the poster saying “How did this get approved by an entire marketing team? Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat=ugly? @ChloeGMortez

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Chloe Grace Mortez was quick to respond to backlash.

She tweeted, “I have now fully reviewed the marketing for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team.”

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The poster has also received backlash from parents who feel the film will make their children feel insecure. How can this be allowed, one parent asked.

To put it simple, this is allowed because let’s be honest Hollywood is still so male dominated and patriarchal, that when they make or cast female characters, they think about it with their second brain rather than the one they should use.

It is the same reason why actresses like Mila Kunis and Megan Fox are always portrayed as the sex symbols and love interests, whilst talented actresses like Melissa Mccarthy are always seen as the joker and just a friend in films.

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*Disclaimer- all of the women I mentioned above are sexy in their own right, I have girl crushes on them all haha*

Don’t get me worry, the last few years has seen a progression in the way women are treated and portrayed in the media, with models like Ashley Graham catapulting in the fashion industry, However, there is still a long way to go.

Ladies, never stop fighting for equality and always stand up for what you believe. You are beautiful beyond words can say, never let anyone tell you different.

Watch the trailer here: 

Until next time,

Savannah x

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Mind Over Matter

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So lately I have found it hard to post on my blog and it hasn’t been because I didn’t want to or anything like that. Weirdly, I have felt a disconnect with my writing and couldn’t bring myself to start putting pen to paper and hand to keyboard; often writers will describe what is commonly known as ‘writers block’ as a hindrance to their creativity but a necessary evil- I completely disagree. I hate this feeling, I hate that I am in a place where I don’t believe in my writing because I have come so far. I hate that whenever I type something, my first reaction is to delete everything because I don’t like the way it sounds. I hate that I don’t think my writing is personal enough and shows who I am because it does, at least thats what I used to think.

Part of me feels like the time I have had away was beneficial and allowed me to get my head straight, whilst the other half feels as though I am inadequate. You see, no one ever tells you how crazy of a journey creativity can be and that your best isn’t always good enough. They don’t tell you that good mental health and the ability to create is very much interlinked because these last few weeks I have felt distanced from my normal state of being… I have had this dreaded feeling that something was off and when I think about all the stuff thats happened to me in the time that I have been away, it feels so wrong to say that because in retrospect these last couple have been some of the best I have ever had so why do I feel like everything is wrong.

In the time that I have been away I have been offered the biggest opportunity of my life *more on that soon*, attempted to start a vegetarian diet, gone to a really shoddy 90’s party and turned 19. In other news there is now only 49 days until christmas which means a new Micheal Buble album is out and supermarkets are already stripping down halloween decorations in favour for stuffed santas and mistletoe, oh yeah and the clocks went back meaning it might be time to dust off those puffer jackets.

Maybe I am just suffering from the winter blues, it wouldn’t be the first time that the cold, dark winter nights made me feel anxious and quite frankly probably won’t be the last but I also know that I need to begin getting my mind aligned with my body because right now the two are playing a game of tug of war with my emotions. I also don’t think it helps that I suffer from PCOS and with my hormones so out of control, I often suffer from horrible mood swings. But one thing is for sure I need to fix my self because this blog is far too important for me to fall off, I promise that I will overcome this and get back to blogging because I love all of you doves.

Until next time,

Savannah x

 

 

Music 101- Top 5 Sad Country Songs

*This post was originally published on my previous Wix Blog on the 31st August*

It’s that time again for a new post in my series Music 101 and this week I am bringing you a mini-playlist of my top 5 country sad songs. Country music is a genre of music that speaks to me in a way that no other genre can offer. It is sad, real and powerful, a true testament to what music should offer its audience. Fans of country music will know that there are way more sad songs than there is happy songs and I am about to introduce you to some of them.

 

 1. Brad Paisley ft Alison Krauss- Whiskey Lullaby

2. Rascal Flatts- What hurts the most

 3. Brad Paisley ft Alison Krauss- New Again

4. Love and Theft- Whiskey on my breath

5. Carrie Underwood- Just a dream