The Crown is not about an early feminist icon. Despite what you may have read about the Netflix original, Queen Elizabeth II’s character is more motivated to follow rules enforced by men than advocate for herself or women’s rights.
Others, Mashable included, have suggested that because Elizabeth takes her role seriously and consequently sidesteps her husband’s wishes, The Crown is a proto-feminist tale. But, in the show’s first season, she does these things reluctantly, as if her hands are tied. She would rather have been a dutiful wife and mother as her husband continues his naval career, than head of state. Read more…
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We can all agree that 2016 was the year anti-establishment politics became mainstream in the West, sending shockwaves across traditional political parties.
One photo taken in April at the G5 in Hanover pretty much sums up this sentiment.
It shows Angela Merkel surrounded by Matteo Renzi, Francois Hollande, Barack Obama and David Cameron — the then-leaders of Europe’s four largest economies and the United States.
The photo re-surfaced on Twitter after Renzi’s shock resignation on Sunday night, following a crushing defeat in Italy’s constitutional referendum: Read more…
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