Letter from the Editor: "So, what's this MUFF business about?"
One of the more frequent questions I'm asked is why I am a feminist. I, thankfully, have never been asked anything presumptuous such as "Why do you hate men?" but often find myself sort of shrugging my shoulders and replying, "I just am." I mean, really, how could I not be?
When I first met MUFF founder Siân and was introduced to her cause in creating the film society, something clicked immediately and I knew I had to be a part of it. The way that she allowed it to mean anything that participators wanted it to mean with the slogan, "A community that champions women in film" felt super freeing, because feminism in general has such a broad scope of understanding and means something different to each person. MUFF can mean so many things; it can be a thumbs up, it can be a university level essay suited for a women's studies course, it can be a couple of words of sheer excitement, it can be screaming the lyrics during our Josie and the Pussycats screening, or being continually baffled while watching Hannibal (*moment of silence*) that Janice Poon can make 'human' flesh look so appetizing. It's feeling inspired by women in the business and giving them a million high-fives and it's awesome.
Now when people ask me about The MUFF Society I find myself reciting our slogan and allowing it to mean anything for that person, because it is so inclusive. We're cinephiles and we're excited about the awesome ladies of film and we want to have an outlet and a community to be excited together, and we will always include anyone who wants to be a part of it. So, if you haven't yet, please, come get all up in our MUFF.