As many of you, as frequenters of the Internet, probably know, in 2007 young adult author John Green and his brother, an environmental blogger named Hank Green, started a video blog called Brotherhood 2.0. They quickly developed a kickass community of followers, who grew to be called Nerdfighters, who fight against WorldSuck. Fighting against WorldSuck- all of the non-awesomeness in the world- is what we as activists do best. The two brothers always advocate equality of the sexes, respect for different sexual orientations, respect for the environment, and social awareness in their videos. Here are two of my favorites that most strongly relate to these important messages, one about girls not acting dumb to get guys, and another against homophobia.
Breakthrough is thrilled to announce the launch of the I AM THIS LAND video contest, a campaign that aims to start conversations about diversity, acceptance and the future of this country. I AM THIS LAND is a response to a year of divisive rhetoric. We’re saying, enough is enough: the new year provides the opportunity for us to celebrate our diversity and recommit to a country where we value difference and one another.
We want you to make a video using the phrase“I AM THIS LAND” to express your hope for a more positive and open-minded America. You can make any type of video: an animation, short documentary, music video, any other genre or a mash up- just give us goosebumps!
Vag Magazine is a new web comedy created and written by Leila Cohan-Miccio and Caitlin Tegart. Vag Magazine takes place behind the scenes of Vag, a hipster third wave feminist magazine a la Bust. Vag Magazine’s cast is basically a who’s who of New York’s up-and-coming female comedians like The Big Gay Sketch Show‘s Kate McKinnon and Shannon O’Neill, who was recently named one of “Three to Watch” by Time Out New York.
Here on the FBomb we talk a lot about pop-culture, including women and movies. The Bechdel Test addresses this very topic and is something every good teenage feminist should be informed about. Once you’re aware of the test – and actually use it to analyze films – it’s CRAZY how many movies are male-centric. Watch, learn and support women-centric films!
I love Pink a lot – I think she’s a pretty awesome individual – and while I realize there are some issues with this song (like, maybe we shouldn’t hate on celebrities or other “stupid girls” even if we dislike their actions and what they might stand for) I think overall it sends a positive message. Outcasts, girls with ambition, that’s what I want to see!