Feminism | Posted by Marissa K on 08/13/2011
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/2/2011
Saturday Vids: Women’s Media Center at SundanceI love the Women's Media Center. If you've never heard of them, you should probably check them out immediately because they're doing some really wonderful work making women more visible and powerful in the media. To learn more about what they do, click here or read my interview with Carol Jenkins, the WMC's founding President, here. The video I want to feature today, though, is from when the WMC went to the Sundance Film Festival to raise awareness about gender disparity in filmmaking. Good stuff.
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 06/4/2011
Saturday Vids: Storm, The Genderless BabyOver the past few weeks, the story of a Canadian couple who is keeping the gender of their baby, named Storm, a secret, has made headlines. Their reasoning seems to be that they want to allow their child to choose his/her own gender. They want to help him/her avoid feeling trapped by gender and to give him/her more freedom to express himself/herself. Of course, controversy ensued, even resulting in a segment on the Today show.
Pop-Culture | Posted by CClio333 on 04/2/2011
Saturday Vids: Nerdy Girls Need Love TooIn the spirit of the Team Unicorn debate, here's a great example of a woman refusing to apologize for her nerdiness!
Saturday Vids: I Am This Land Video Contest WinnerI'm a little late on this, but a while back I was one of the judges for the I Am This Land video contest on diversity. The winner was recently announced, and I'm happy to report that the video "Role Call" was the winner. A little bit about the winning video:
"Role Call" is a fun and thought-provoking video made by a team of students and alumni at Flushing International High School (FIHS) in Queens, New York. The MTV-style video - of a student in class daydreaming about gender, cultural expression, and racial stereotypes - won the judges over.
“The video was created in response to several incidents of violence in our school, and our desire to use media to promote respect and tolerance in our school and beyond,” said teacher Dillon Paul. "Our students come from approximately 40 different countries and speak 20 different languages. Like most high schools, however, cultural differences, sexual and gender identity can be sources of discomfort and fear, leading to bigotry, bullying and violence.” From Jean Franco Vergaray Franco (a student, and Lead Director and Editor on the film), “That we could portray one person being all these different personalities, all these different identities, was just a way to say, diversity is okay. People shouldn't be labeled.”
Here's "Role Call"
Feminism | Posted by Annie T on 03/12/2011
Saturday Vids: “This Is For You”These three young men were National Youth Poetry Slam finalists. Their willingness to stand up for women is inspiring.
Pop-Culture | Posted by A. on 02/26/2011