Posts Tagged Gender

The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to facilitate workshops for Boston-area middle schoolers, as I learned more about courage, honesty, and relationships than I did in perhaps any other classroom, either as a student or an instructor. Speaking out in middle school remains, I think, one of the most intimidating things one can ever do.

So you can imagine my great excitement when I sat down with Lilly and Juliet Bond — activists, community leaders, and a ...

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important ...

Quote of the Day: “Being who you are can take practice”

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo — an excerpt from her new memoir — about her “big, long process” of coming out and growing into her own identity.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo — an excerpt from her new memoir — about her “big, long process” ...

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Photos of the Day: “A celebration of those who choose to exist outside of the binary”

I’m loving this portrait series by photographer Meg Allen exploring “the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity” today. The project began with photos of her friends in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, and Allen describes her motivation like this:

It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage ...

I’m loving this portrait series by photographer Meg Allen exploring “the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity” today. The project began with photos of her friends in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, and Allen ...

Charts: Movies that pass the Bechdel test have a better return on investment

The evidence that movies featuring women being people actually make money keeps rolling in. Here’s the latest data-dive from FiveThirtyEight — they ran the numbers on over 1,500 films released between 1990 and 2013 and found that movies that pass the Bechdel test see a great return on investment at the box office.

The evidence that movies featuring women being people actually make money keeps rolling in. Here’s the latest data-dive from FiveThirtyEight — they ran the numbers on over 1,500 films released between 1990 and 2013 and found that ...

Only men can handle burgers, according to laziest Hardee’s ad yet

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr.’s advertising approach has always been unapologetically sexist, but I guess these days they’re abandoning all subtlety.

Yep, X-Men shape-shifter Mystique must literally morph into a Real Man™ before she can eat this burger. 

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr.’s advertising approach has always been unapologetically sexist, but I guess these days they’re abandoning all subtlety.

Yep, X-Men shape-shifter Mystique must literally morph into a Real Man™ before she can eat this burger. 

“Royals” parody video takes aim at typecasting of women of color in Hollywood

Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of recent shows like Scandal and The Mindy Project — still doesn’t give women of color the opportunity to be much more than the white girl leading lady’s sidekick. From “oversexed Asian” to “urban girls of flavor,” the range of roles available is pretty bleak.

(h/t PolicyMic)

Maya loves New Girl and would love Other Girl too.

Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of ...

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The most pointlessly gendered products

Sociological Images has pulled together a collection of the most pointlessly gendered products their readers have come across recently.

Of course, most gendered advertising, especially when geared towards kids, is not just pointless but harmful — reinforcing gender stereotypes and limiting imaginations. But when it comes to products like “mansize” Kleenex, it’s really getting absurd. This is the kind of lazy advertising that would earn Don Draper’s withering scorn.

Check out more images — from “men’s bread” to pet shampoo “for him” and “for her” — after the jump. The eggs are my favorite. 

Sociological Images has pulled together a collection of the most pointlessly gendered products their readers have come across recently.

Of course, most gendered advertising, especially when geared towards kids, is not just pointless but harmful ...

Chart of the Day: Women write about family and gender, men cover literally everything else

When we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around the full range of important issue areas of the day, or are they still siloed into certain traditionally feminine spheres? Welp, take a look at today’s depressing chart brought to you by Foreign Policy using data from The Op-Ed Project:

When we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around ...

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