A video from 2011, which aired on The Onion’s “SportsDome” on Comedy Central. Although a parody, it could have been produced by the CNN team covering the Steubenville rape verdict.
The abysmal representation of women in the media and in politics negatively affects women’s confidence levels. But there is hope for young women who want their voices to be heard.
Striking parallels between a rape case from almost exactly thirty years ago and the Steubenville case make for a good opportunity to assess how reporting on rape has changed—or not.
The Bloomberg Administration and NYC’s Human Resources Administration have launched a campaign whose purpose seems to be shaming and stigmatizing teen mothers. But politicians and older generations are the ones who should be ashamed for their failures to provide meaningful sexual health education or to address the social conditions that lead to teen pregnancy.
MAKERS was a good overview documentary, and I’m glad it exists. Unfortunately, it ended with a thud by ignoring many of the vibrant, young feminists working today.
The Senate, with a huge majority – 78 to 22 – passed a version of the Violence Against Women Act that includes protections for members of the LGBTQ community, immigrant women and Native American women. Now it goes to the House of Representatives, where the minority leaders have introduced their own bill that strips some of these protections. This video was made in (dis)honor of those 22 senators who voted against passing VAWA. Sign the Ms. Foundation’s petition to get the House to pass a VAWA that protects all women here.
I just can’t have another fight about whether it’s feminist to be a stay-at-home mom, shave your legs, or wear makeup. Let’s stop choosing our choices and start choosing our battles.
When I turned on the Oscars Sunday, I expected fashion, a spectacle, and maybe some frat-boy humor. I had no idea how willfully offensive the host would be.
As my friends and I realized recently, there are few shows or even books that can give insight into the college years and the elusive “20-somethings.” Luckily, amidst the rubble of TV shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Real World,” which seemed like TV’s only examples of how 20 year olds live, arose “Girls.”