Pop-Culture | Posted by Tara E on 03/27/2015
Meet The Comedy Duo Asking Strangers “What Do Feminists Look Like?”
What does feminism look like? If you identify as a feminist, you probably feel trained to not care about appearances and encourage others not to as well. But maybe you still wonder: What does my appearance tell the world about who I think I am?
The truth is we all judge people based on what they look like and they judge us, too. Shugs & Fats, the new comedy web series created by Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, is all about acknowledging this and dealing with it through irony and laughter. Doing so, their humor suggests, not only makes us feel better but also helps us understand why our preconceived assumptions are problematic in the first place.
Manzoor and Vaz — as South Asian, female comedians — also …
Feminism | Posted by Celeste Y on 06/25/2014
Comedian Chris Gethard’s Feminist Internet Feud
Following the Isla Vista killing spree on May 23rd, 2014, thousands of women used the Twitter hashtag “#YesAllWomen” to share stories of experiences and incidents of sexual harassment, abuse and inequality of women. Many men contributed to the topic as well, demonstrating support for women and deploring episodes of inequality. Comedian Chris Gethard was among them, joining the conversation by taking to his Manhattan public access show’s blog to offer important pieces of advice to young males.
In the blog post entitled “Overcome Your Programming and Become a Better Man” Gethard recalled feeling angry, sad and lost as a teenager in the same way the perpetrators of mass killings seem to be on online message boards and blog posts. He remembered “thinking girls didn’t like [him]” …
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 01/24/2014
The Russian Broadway Community Responds to Russian Anti-Gay Propoganda Law
Anybody who has been paying even a modicum of attention to the 2014 Winter Olympics knows about the outrage caused by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sign into law an act prohibiting the promotion of nontraditional sexual relationships to minors. The law isn’t only disappointing from a basic human rights perspective, but specifically worrisome for gay Olympians, who fear they may face discrimination or even arrest while participating in the games. Activists all over the world have made their feelings about this situation known — from American LGBTQ groups to Sweden to, now, even the Broadway community. Stars like Michael Urie, Andrew Rannells, Laura Benanti and Jonathan Groff (and many others) recently came together to, in true Broadway fashion, turn their outrage into an elaborate parody featuring …
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 01/18/2014
Saturday Vids: Sally Kohn On Emotional Correctness
In her TED talk, Sally Kohn makes the brilliant case for “emotional correctness” as a way for us to transcend our political differences and actually listen to each other.
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 09/7/2013
Saturday Vids: Best ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody Yet?
Every bigot shut up.
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Vocals: Zoe Ellwood, Olivia Lubbock & Adelaide Dunn
Lyrics: Adelaide Dunn
Video credit to Milon Tesiram, Chillbox Creative (https://www.facebook.com/ChillboxCrea…)
Audio engineering: Rich Bryan
Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Katy M on 08/28/2013
Makeup “Like a Feminist”: An Interview with Taylor Adele Smith
If you’re in the feminist blogger community, chances are you’ve seen Taylor Adele Smith’s “Feminist Makeup Tutorial” video. And even if you’re not, with over half a million views (so far), you may have seen it floating around on different social networks. In this parody video, she uses satire to highlight common misconceptions and stereotypes about feminists. My two favorite lines were “Next we’re going to use a light foundation. Make sure you give every part of your face a fair equal representation, unlike the government and primetime network television.” and “Now set your foundation with the powdered ashes of Susan B. Anthony:
After watching the video, curious, I checked out Taylor’s channel and discovered that she has been on Youtube for over a year and has made many other …
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 06/29/2013
Saturday Vids: The Equal Pay Act Turns 50
In honor of the Equal Pay Act’s 50th anniversary, BTRtv talked with Patricia Gatling, Commissioner and Chair of The New York City Commission on Human Rights, and took to the streets to ask men and women how they feel about equal pay — and why there’s still a gender wage gap.
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 03/30/2013
Saturday Vids: Women’s History Month
Women’s history month is coming to an end, but here’s a reminder that, really, every month is a good time for women’s history.