Everyone says ‘don’t read the comments’ but how do you engage with your viewers if you avoid them? Spaces like YouTube are social networks that rely on interaction to boost content views. So how do you deal with comments that are sexists, inappropriate and rude? Remain impossibly friendly, support other female content creators, don’t give up when pressured to be… Read more →
I realize it’s a bit early to start counting down the best videos of 2013 but I thought I’d get a list going anyway. This year, Hello Flo and GlodieBlox answered the perennial SXSW question, ‘how do you go viral?’ and not in a gross way, either. Their honest and to-the-point videos raised the bar for what it means to be a… Read more →
I just found out that Joan Jonas, the pioneer feminist video artist, was retiring from her post at MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology program. It’s a huge loss. Here’s a short interview/profile on her work and inspiration. It’s not as good as one of her lectures but it’s something to hold on to. In other news, did the Guggenheim acquire… Read more →
Here is a gem of a quote from Minaj’s interview with Ellen where the host points out that Minaj has been twerking for a while and no body said anything. But Miley does it and there’s an outrage. Minaj’s response: “If a white girl seems to do something, that’s like…black, then…black people think, “Oh, she’s embracing our culture!” So they… Read more →
Jezebel founder, Anna Holmes talks with Employee of the Month host, Catie Lazarus about writing cutesy articles for women’s magazines, knowing she wanted to be a writer (but willing to give it up for something else) and starting one of the most popular sites on the internet. And with Melissa Harris-Perry on the book’s actual entries.