On this episode of Reality Cast, I chat with social researcher Jennifer Allaway, author of “#GamerGate Trolls Aren’t Ethics Crusaders; They’re a Hate Group.” Also, Fox News is really irate that a university might teach abortion instead of just leaving it up to people to figure it out for themselves through trial and error.
In this Spike Lee Joint documentary produced for Chevrolet, Philadelphia Little League pitcher Mo’ne Davis proves that dedication and hard work will bring amazing, awe-inspiring results. Davis became a national sensation after pitching a shutout in this year’s Little League World Series.
A leading online streaming-video service has rejected an advertisement that features a rape victim who opposes Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, because the issue of abortion is too “controversial.” But Hulu runs ads on other political issues.
The media’s bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier on teens to create thriving families.
The lack of data surrounding a single aspect of domestic violence prevention programming is no reason for advocates to give up altogether, no matter what one NBC News writer implied in a recent article.
Women’s rights activists are calling for the removal of the ads while noting that Pandora’s leaders have given money to anti-choice politicians.
What could have been a fascinating insight into strangers’ expressions of intimacy is instead a tableau of stereotypical sexual narratives already prevalent in mainstream media.
Anti-choicers’ bizarre attacks on the newly crowned Miss America expose how the movement has become a strange conspiracy-theory factory, with its supporters seeing monsters around every corner.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I share reactions to Wendy Davis’ abortion stories, and RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes fills us in on what’s happening in Texas. In another segment, I cover the Ray Rice domestic violence video and its fallout.
An outgrowth of the latest abuse hurled at critic Anita Sarkeesian and developer Zoë Quinn, GamerGate was apparently a deliberate effort to purge women and people of color from the fledgling world of independent gaming criticism through harassment and accusations of fraudulence.