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.
Tony Matteo, Clear Channel’s operations manager in Wichita, Kansas, announced Tuesday a reversal of the company’s earlier decision to drop the radio ads of the South Wind Women’s Center.
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.