Meet our editor-in-chief and co-founder of Femfilmfans, Christina Schultz
Hometown: Chicago, IL, USA
Current residence: Frankfurt, Germany
PhD in Germanic Studies with a concentration in Film Studies
Self-proclaimed film nerd and feminist
Vegetarian, but really more like "cheese-atarian"
Dog lover, avid recycler, bike rider
Read about her favorites below and she why she is a feminist
Favorite films: Fack ju Göhte, Die Ehe der Maria Braun, Blazing Saddles, A Hard Day’s Night, Clueless, Black Panther (this is the short list, ask me what my others are!)
Favorite shows: Tatort, The Walking Dead, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, Der Tatortreiniger, Parks and Recreation, South Park, L’ispettore Coliandro
Favorite actors: Danai Gurira, Sanda Hüller, Elyas M’Barek, Hanna Schygulla, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson, Bjarne Mädel (and so many others)
Favorite directors: Margarethe von Trotta, Ernst Lubitsch, Amy Heckerling, John Hughes, Bora Dagtekin (again, too many to list)
Favorite genre: Comedy
Favorite books: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (the OG of female empowerment), all the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling (Hermione, Luna and McGonagall forever!), anything by Agatha Christie, currently very into Volker Kutscher's and Elisabeth Herrmann's detective thrillers
Would you be able to give up your career to get married? No. I’ve worked in some capacity since I was 12 years old. No matter what my situation or whoever my partner, my financial, emotional and intellectual independence are too important to me. Even if my partner were able to take care of me, I would not feel comfortable as a “kept woman” and I’m not sure I would be able to assume the role of a housewife. I’m almost 33 and just can’t imagine making that my “career” at this point.
Why are you a feminist? Personally, I am a feminist because I know the struggles single working mothers go through. Because I know the struggles immigrant families go through. Because I know the struggles rape victims go through. Because I know the struggles anxiety and depression sufferers go through. Globally, I am a feminist because I want to raise awareness for those who are so often forgotten or cast aside by society. Femfilmfans is my contribution to advocating for those who have suffered far too long at the hands of their oppressors, whoever they may be. We all deserve to be equal, no matter what our color, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental condition, religious belief or income bracket.