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Fund the media you want to see in the world

TweetI often say that if you want to see better media, you have to consume better media. If we want to live in a world with fewer women’s magazines that enforce stupid, restrictive gendered behavioural norms, we have to stop buying women’s magazines that enforce stupid, restrictive gendered behavioural norms. If we want to live [...]
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Some thoughts on the “Beats, Rhymes & Life” documentary

TweetI didn’t know what to expect when I went to see “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” a documentary directed by Michael Rapaport. A Tribe Called Quest is no doubt one of the most influential and groundbreaking hip hop groups to ever live. So of course I was curious. But [...]
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HBO’s Sex Crimes Unit: everyone deserves justice for rape

TweetThe HBO documentary Sex Crimes Unit premiered this month recounting the history of the Manhattan sex crimes unit. The Manhattan sex crimes unit, the first such unit in the country, was established in 1974 with longtime Manhattan District Attorney Richard Morgenthau at the helm. In 1970, prior to the creation of the sex crimes unit, [...]
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And the Hey, Boo tickets go to…

TweetCaterina Gironda, who sent in this lovely poem: I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I feel my womb swell once a month, And bleed with the promise to produce a new life. I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I recall when my hymen bled like a head [...]
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Win free tickets to a screening of Hey, Boo!

TweetA few months ago, I wrote about Hey, Boo, the new documentary about Harper Lee and her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Now, you can win tickets to a fantastic event at the Paley Center next Wednesday night: a screening of the film and a panel discussion with Mary Murphy, who made the film, [...]
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