Reacting to conservative complaints about Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad, Brenda Wood from WXIA-TV in Atlanta destroys conservative myths about multiculturalism in America. [via The Gaily Grind]
The realities of trans women’s experience with social media remind us that a discussion about “toxicity” online cannot be contained by the artificial boundaries of “Twitter feminism.” The problem is much larger than Twitter or any number of internal activist flare-ups. It encompasses the entire online world.
The decision to show Tebow in a maternity ward, wearing a white coat, and coaching a pregnant woman in labor was a bad one. Depicting famously anti-choice spokespeople as experts, or even ordinary Joes, in the arena of reproductive health is not funny. It’s disrespectful.
The Oscar-nominated film Philomena tells the tale of an Irish Catholic mother separated from her son by one of Ireland’s infamous 20th century Magdalene Laundries. But this adoption system wasn’t limited to mid-century Ireland; there are millions of Philomenas out there.
The makers of Miss Representation are back with another documentary. This time, they explore another hugely important facet of feminist research: masculinity in America, and the harmful effects it has on the little boys we raise to be men. [via Upworthy]
Democracy Now! interviews director Gillian Robespierre at Sundance about her new film Obvious Child. According to Robespierre, the filmmakers worked closely with Planned Parenthood to depict an abortion experience accurately and positively.
To The Contrary panelists, including RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, discuss a recent Vatican sex abuse hearing at the UN, as well as the FDA’s rejection of what is called a “female Viagra.”
Last month’s CNN piece on sex trafficking in Cambodia was notable because it represented a common failure of the media to report effectively on issues like trafficking in ways that do not compound the harm to those most affected.
Philomena is another reminder of the vast inequalities between those who adopt children and birth mothers.