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 …

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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.

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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

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 01/19/2013

Saturday Vids: Feminism F.A.Q’s

Jarrah Hodge, writer and editor of Gender Focus, has a great vlog called “Feminism F.A.Q’s” in which she answers basic questions about feminism. If you’ve ever had trouble answering your friends’ questions about feminism, consider passing on the link to Jarrah’s videos!

Why Do We Still Need Feminism?

Why Feminism (and not Equalism or Humanism)?

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 09/1/2012

Saturday Vids: Republicans, Get In My Vagina

I’ve posted this Funny or Die video before, but it’s never been more relevant. Plus, after the past few weeks, I think it’s necessary for the sake of our mental health to inject a little humor into this political climate…

Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale

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