When you hear the phrase “Femme Fatale” you probably think of the definition popularized by the “Noir” genre.
“In 2014, network television coverage had only 3.4 per cent of airtime devoted to women’s sports. SportsCentre gave it 2 per cent of its coverage and not much has improved since then.”
People have been questioning whether women are fit for the rough and tough sport of rugby for as long as it has been a sport.
If your feminism is not anti-racist, anti-classist, trans-inclusive, fat-positive, and ableism-challenging, then who is it even for?
“It’s really important for women to be engaged politically, as well as socially, because that’s where the laws that govern us really come about.”
When you set up a television program that only focuses on women being kidnapped and beaten, you are perpetuating the patriarchal ideal that women should be cossetted and protected.
Since breaking her silence in 2012, Ortega shares her empowering story at local speaking events and abroad.