Andrew Garfield for Volaris Magazine (April 2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
"My name is Kathy H. I’m 28 years old. I’ve been a carer for nine years. And I’m good at my job. My patients always do better than expected, and are hardly ever classified as agitated, even if they’re about to make a donation. I’m not trying to boast, but I feel a great sense of pride in what we do. Carers and donors have achieved so much. That said, we aren’t machines. In the end it wears you down. I suppose that’s why I now spend most of my time not looking forwards, but looking back, to The Cottages and Hailsham, and what happened to us there. Me. Tommy. And Ruth." - Never Let Me Go (2010)
SEXISM SENSE TINGLING: EMMA STONE CHALLENGES ANDREW GARFIELD FOR DUMB REMARK AT SPIDEY PRESS CONFERENCE
Sometimes good people say dumb things, and in those times it falls to other good people to call them out. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actors Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield seem like good people and a sweet couple — they’ve been dating since 2011 — but in a recent kids’ Q&A to promote their upcoming movie, Garfield said a dumb, sexist thing. And co-star Stone coolly challenged him for it. You can watch the video right here.
Asked by an adorable English tyke, “How did Spider-Man get his costume?”, Garfield replies, “He made it. He made it with his bare hands. He sewed it. … It’s kind of a feminine thing to do, but he really made a very masculine costume.”
If Garfield had a spider-sense to warn him when he’s in trouble, this is when it should have tingled. To suggest that sewing is feminine is to imply that certain jobs are more appropriate for a woman than a man. To say Peter Parker made a masculine costume implies that he had to salvage his masculinity from the indignity of women’s work. This is some old fashioned thinking, to say the least.
Thankfully Emma Stone was on hand to challenge the idea that sewing is feminine, asking, “It’s feminine how?”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” cast joined Google employees to help volunteers from Hands on Bay Area, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA on a restoration project at Shoreline Park - April 21, 2014.