Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 11/30/2013
Saturday Vids: Feminism Isn’t Dead, It’s Gone Viral
Vlogger Kat Lazo (TheeKatsMeoww on YouTube) made the argument at TEDxNavesink that feminism isn’t dead — it’s online. “The internet was my feminine mystique and this was my feminist click moment — I could be the change I wanted to see in the world.” We couldn’t agree more with Kat and LOVE her inspiring story.
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
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/31/2013
Saturday Vids: You’re Not Pretty Enough
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Jennifer Tress’ “You’re Not Pretty Enough” movement on The Huffington Post. I encourage everybody to read that post and visit the YNPE website, but basically the deal is that Tress is trying to start a video-based movement about body image and beauty standards in the vein of Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better.” Here’s Jennifer’s intro video and one of the user-submitted videos from the website.
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/24/2013
Saturday Vids: The Most Offensive Song Ever?
Last week, the Huffington Post wrote about Jake Jones’ “Wives & Lovers” — a song from 1964 that may be one of the most ridiculously offensive things ever. What’s worse? It won a Grammy. We may still have a ways to go but I think this song proves we have come quite a ways as well.
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/17/2013
Saturday Vids: Comics Undressed
Today is the last day to back “Comics Undressed” on Kickstarter. Here’s a video about the documentary and a description below. Help them out!
Comics, heralded as a white heterosexual masculine medium, has in fact a diverse range of contributors, many of whom are women, non-white, and/or do not conform to the binary constructs of sexual or gender identity. However, such voices often go unrecognized or are demeaned in mainstream media. Moreover, the lack of equal economic opportunities for a wide range of creators stifles the output of our culturally diverse society, which in turn is reflected in negative or absent portrayals of women, queers, and people of color in the content of the medium itself.
The Ladydrawers documentary Comics Undressed is an ambitious project with the primary aim …
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/10/2013
Saturday Vids: Camp Gyno
Chances are, you’ve seen this viral video — a tampon ad that refuses to fall victim to the shame and secretiveness of most “feminine product” ads. But just in case you haven’t, it’s required viewing. Thanks, HelloFlo, for putting this out into the world!
Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/3/2013
Saturday Vids: Ana “Rokafella” Garcia — Pioneer Break Dancer
The latest episode of Makers features Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, who broke down gender barriers in the world of break dancing. “It’s very limiting to see a woman always in a thong shaking her butt, that’s just one percentage of what the women in Hip Hop are doing. I’m letting people know, you can be a woman and be a badass breaker. When you see me, you’re seeing excellence and that men don’t have a hold on the word ‘excellence’” she told Makers. She now works with her non-profit organization, Full Circle, to bring hip-hop culture to future generations.
Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/27/2013
Saturday Vids: Nothing To Prove — Geek Girls and the Double Clicks
Women have written about the discrimination “geek girls” face before on the FBomb — but now there’s an anthem for all the girls out there who have been bullied or undermined about their passion. “Nothing to Prove” from The Doubleclicks (a band of two sisters) created this video featuring shots of proud, geeky women holding up signs about their experiences as women in “nerdy” culture. And it’s amazing.