Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is my friend and she has a really cool job. That is why I chose to profile her for the #CoolJobs series. Kasia’s job is to search the internet for video #gems and then curate them for The Atlantic. She’s created one of the best online collections of hand picked videos I’ve ever scrolled through, which includes… Read more →
My notes from last night’s Google+ Debate Hangout. It’s almost impossible to track the success of memes in terms of voter turn out. If memes are successful, they spread. Theoretically, on the internet, ideas that spread, win. But we don’t know if Binders Full of Women or Invisible Obama will result in an increase in voter turnout or a win… Read more →
My contribution to the Binders Full of Women meme, millennial style.
Last weekend at the Omega Institute’s Women & Power Weekend, I had an opportunity to sit down with Pat Mitchell, whose work I’ve admired for years. Pat is CEO of the Paley Center, an institution with a huge TV and radio archive and programs and resources for creatives that examine the intersections between media and society. spearheaded conversion of 150,000… Read more →
Sometimes the source material gives you one-liner gems that are just too good to be true. I was so inspired by Ann Romney’s speech this week during the RNC that I decided she’d make a great Feminist Lesbian Separatist. What can I say? The Republican rhetoric is just ripe for remixing.
Today, the (in)famous performance artist Marina Abramovic wants you to know that she’s not a feminist. Her women-only lecture during a London-based musical festival will focus on female energy and concepts of feminity. ”I don’t have answers — I just have questions and interesting examples,” she said of the lecture. As a well-respected performance artist, (my last post about her here) Abramovic doesn’t want… Read more →
Two of my favorite things came back together this week: the TV comedy Seinfeld and The New Yorker magazine. In the final season of Seinfeld, Elaine can’t figure out why a certain New Yorker cartoon is funny. She gets a meeting with an editor and asks him directly. He admits that even he doesn’t understand some of the stuff they publish…. Read more →
It’s a delayed blog post today thanks to Daniel Tosh who, after being heckled by a female audience member, suggested it would be funny if she were gang raped. The media has been all over this story and my feminist media monitoring colleagues have written some great pieces, drawing parallels between rape jokes and a culture where rape is acceptable… Read more →
We already knew this but here are actual stats: Reading magazines for just a few minutes can lower our self-esteem: 3 out of 4 girls feel depressed, guilty, and shameful after spending 3 minutes with a fashion magazine. As a result, the New York-based activist organization, SPARKteam asked Seventeen to post one unaltered photospread a month. After joining forces with the film Miss Representation for the #KeepItReal campaign, thousands of young… Read more →
I’m sorry (no I’m not) but who has the time (and desire) to make this? Lifestyle blogs constantly make me feel inadequate. Even though many are written by Mormons and almost all are carefully selected pieces of positivity, I can’t help but feel like I’m not crafty and hip enough. Which I guess is ideal for a blog that you… Read more →