What does it mean to be a woman in the climbing community? Or, in society as a whole?
For years, I have been questioning why I do certain things. Letting my male (climbing) partners take decisions that I was fully capable of taking myself, or shaving my legs.
Does society dictate these things, or do I let society dictate?
I believed that a female climbing partner would solve my struggles. But this search made me blind. The only solution was to be found within me, by changing my own perspective, by empowering myself.
With this film I hope to inspire people to think about these complicated questions and to find out what it means to be themselves and follow their dreams.
Esperanto ist dann anscheinend auch keine Lösung.
This leads to AI models that sexualize women regardless of whether they want to be depicted that way, Caliskan says—especially women with identities that have been historically disadvantaged.
If nothing else, supporting the Harry Potter franchise arguably works against the values that drew us to it in the first place. Harry Potter wasn’t just a story about brewing potions and turning rabbits into slippers. In spite of some problematic elements it encouraged us to come together against greater evils, and stand up for people less powerful than ourselves.
This latter idea popped up several times in the books. Whether they were house-elves, hippogriffs, half-giants or even the non-magical, Harry and his friends stood up for those who couldn’t fight their own persecution. Ironically, it could now be argued that one way to honour that idea is to reject the franchise that inspired it.