|Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj from the "Feeling Myself" music video | Taylor Swift in the "Bad Blood" Music Video|
A lot happened this week. Female-heavy Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road dominated the box office. Taylor Swift revealed her long-awaited "Bad Blood" music video at the Billboard Music Awards. Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj got down to their new jam "Feeling Myself" and released a music video so cool and fun that I think everyone wants to be besties with the two.
In other words, this week's pop culture news was dominated by badass women, and I love it.
Though I haven't gotten around to seeing either film yet, I'm ecstatic to see a female-driven film directed by a female (Elizabeth Banks made her directing debut in Pitch Perfect 2) take the number one box office spot in the highly-competitive month of May.
|Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, and friends in Mad Max: Fury Road|
|The aca-mazing girls of Pitch Perfect 2|
By Sunday I was already content with the feminist triumphs of the week, and then came two awesome music videos from three of the world's biggest advocates of feminism, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift.
|Don't mess with Catastrophe, from Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video|
|Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé looking awesome on the "Feeling Myself" music video|
Of course, it wasn't all good news this week. Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones was met with a lot of criticism when they showed another rather gratuitous rape scene. The fact that writers feel like rape is one of the only ways to make a female character "interesting" is a harsh reminder that while we have all these awesome movies and music videos celebrating the multifacetedness and awesomeness of women, we still have a way to go.
For now, pump up the volume and blast "Bad Blood" and "Feeling Myself", go to the movies, and keep supporting media that supports women.