Watching The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars with his son and daughter made communications expert Colin Stokes wonder about the stories we celebrate. Thanks to a growing awareness of gender representation, the world is now safe for girls in armor – but is the hero journey we’ve gotten used to inherently limiting? This funny and thought-provoking talk from TEDxBeaconStreet will make you look twice at your favorite films.
This week on Reality Cast, I talk to Therese Shechter about her film, How to Lose Your Virginity. In another segment, I discuss a new case in Maryville, Missouri, which sheds more light on what we’re talking about when we talk about rape, and I look at why anti-choicers are threatened by the Girl Scouts.
Many feminist activists are no longer content with having a martyrdom complex, which almost makes it a competition to see who has sacrificed more for the cause.
While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.
In the tradition of Michael Moore’s Sicko and Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock, Equal Means Equal, a documentary film series from the ERA Education Project, will follow Kamala Lopez as she explores what and who is really behind the attacks that have been launched in the past couple of years to overturn women’s rights with a blend of humor and verve.
Steph Guthrie, feminist advocate and community manager, speaks at TEDxToronto on September 26 about the real social seriousness of Internet trolling, and how feminists using the Internet should think about it in deciding how and whether to respond.
Generation Z—made up of people who were born between the early 1990s and 2010—is so accustomed to everyday sexism that most of us do not even notice when demeaning language is used, let alone call it out, when we hear it in songs like “Blurred Lines.”
This parody to the creepy Uncle Sam ad against Obamacare is really worth a watch.
This past weekend, the New York Times profiled a couple who talked openly about their shared abortion experience.
OITNB isn’t perfect in its handling of race, class, and gender, but the series does get a lot right about the conversations people of color and white folks have amongst themselves and with each other, and how different identities and experiences shape those interactions.