Why aren’t white people doing anything to control their extreme violence problem? That’s one question behind Chris Hayes’ mock news segment, which attempts to paint a picture of how Black people might feel watching the many racist news segments that appear across mainstream media—and in particular a Bill O’Reilly segment from last week. (Chris’ segment would be made more accurate were he not the same race as those being reported on.) [via Upworthy]
Orange Is the New Black stars Kate Mulgrew, Laverne Cox, and Uzo Aduba (along with original book author Piper Kerman) have a discussion with Melissa Harris-Perry about the new hit series, and their hopes to bring prison reform to the forefront of public discussion—especially transphobia, racism, and mental health. More of the discussion here.
A new online video advertisement for HelloFlo invokes a clear, BS-free conversation about girls’ reproductive health and bodies in a tone that has not previously been seen in commercials advertising similar products. For an interesting discussion of social media’s role in this new marketing strategy, check out NPR News.
We think redemption narratives prove something about the human experience—when really, all they prove is that change is really, really hard, and we should be suspicious when someone claims to be 180 degrees different from whom they used to be.
Actress Jenny McCarthy got more pushback for her anti-science statements on morning TV than most politicians do for making similarly discredited statements about reproductive health care.
Without a smartphone and social media, the New York City mayoral candidate might well be riding the subway wearing nothing but a trench coat.
The mind of the legendary “dean” of the White House press corps was never much of a mystery. The woman said what she thought—even when you might wish she wouldn’t.
While online declarations of love from teens can be cute, sappy, and oddly entertaining—though sometimes veering into lewd harassment—I do wonder why young adults must hide behind anonymous forums to tell each other how they feel.
Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.