Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 11/26/2011

Saturday Vids: How To Hit On An Asian Girl

It’s sad that these things need to be spelled out, but there it is.

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 11/19/2011

Saturday Vids: Women, War and Peace

Starting on October 11th, PBS launched a fascinating 5-part mini-series entitled “Women, War and Peace.” As they describe it: “Women, War & Peace challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The five-part series reveals that women have become primary targets in today’s armed conflicts and are suffering unprecedented casualties; yet, they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.”

Check out the trailer (embedded below). The full versions of the five episodes can be found here.

Watch Women, War & Peace Trailer on PBS. See more from WOMEN WAR AND PEACE.

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 10/29/2011

Saturday Vids: Fifty People, One Question

Warm fuzzies abound.

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 10/22/2011

Saturday Vids: Patrick Henry Hughes

Your daily dose of inspiration.

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 10/8/2011

Saturday Vids: A Soldier Comes Out Live

If you haven’t seen this video in which a soldier films his experience coming out to his father, you have to. All I have to say is thank God DADT was repealed.

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 10/1/2011

Saturday Vids: SlutWalk NYC

SlutWalk NYC is today. I’ll be there in my “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” shirt (that’s what’s up). Hopefully all you NYC-area FBomber’s will be, too!

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Jessie W on 08/20/2011

Saturday Vids: Empowered Girls

Most of my friends know me as the “YouTube Aficionado” because I’m obsessed with funny YouTube videos. I’ve noticed that there has been a recent wave of videos of empowered little girls. The way I look at it, there are two possible conclusions for this increase. Either this young group of girls are avoiding the negative impacts of the media and are already standing up for what they believe in, or (the more likely option) they just haven’t witnessed enough of it yet. Either way, I think we could all benefit by getting in touch with our inner empowered little girl.

Here’s one of my favorites:

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Feminism | Posted by Marissa K on 08/13/2011

Saturday Vids: Magazines, Media and Myself

I used to have a little tradition of buying a cheesy teen magazine during the first week of summer and lying on the beach reading about the perfect nail polish color, or how to make your skin appear flawless. The primary reason I enjoyed this was because I knew it was pure junk, and that most of it could not be accurate. Yet I recently began to look into how inaccurate these magazines are in portraying how teenage girls are and should be, while also considering the effects on the self-esteem of many readers. Because even I, who laughed at most of the spreads on the glossy pages, felt my happiness with my body disintegrate a bit each time I picked up one of those magazines.

A few weeks ago I attended the Young Women’s Leadership Institute at Barnard College, and I decided that I should focus on body image and the media’s effects on the minds and bodies of young girls. I learned so much from all the girls I talked to at the program, from the classes and workshops I participated in, and from all the research I conducted on the subject. There is just so much to say about the issue of magazines and media and their effects on teenage girls’ perception of themselves. One portion of my group’s project included a video in which we interviewed many girls participating in the Young Women’s Leadership Institute. I hope you watch this video and spread the message!

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