Posts Tagged movement

Brazil’s “rolezinhos:” a new kind of social movement

Image translation: “Flash Mob. Vandalism.” 

Brazil is facing a new kind of social movement, and it’s got a name: a “rolezinho.” Portuguese for “little outing” rolezinhos are events organized via Facebook which result in a mass social gatherings of young people in public malls. The majority of those who attend are low-income brown and black teenagers, coming into spaces mostly frequented by upper middle class white people. It happened for the first time in December, when 6,000 young people descended on a São Paulo shopping mall and….. walked around. Three people were arrested that day. A ...

Image translation: “Flash Mob. Vandalism.” 

Brazil is facing a new kind of social movement, and it’s got a name: ...

PolicyMic creates a feminist version of the Google autocomplete ads and proves why we still need feminism

Last month, UN women put together an ad campaign with autocomplete Google searches for women.  The campaign went viral, because the ads are equally brilliant and depressing.

Yesterday, the fab Liz Plank at PolicyMic, put together a similar slide show of images of feminists with autocomplete searches for feminism.  It’s a terrific reimagining of the original campaign because it highlights the goal that feminists are trying to reach and what we are fighting for, and contrasts them with the worst stereotypes that have dogged the movement for decades.  I’m featured in the post alongside our co-founder Jessica Valenti.

Last month, UN women put together an ad campaign with autocomplete Google searches for women.  The campaign went viral, because the ads are equally brilliant and depressing.

Yesterday, the fab Liz Plank at PolicyMic, put together a ...

Quick hit: #ChangeBrazil: Who was never sleeping, who just woke up, and why

I’m over on my blog today talking about the movement that is taking place in Brazil and its implications for Brazil’s marginalized communities.

This movement was started by people who have been historically denied access to public space, including people of color, the poor, members of the LGBTQ community and women. But now, for the first time in decades, Brazilians of all classes, genders, races and sexualities are learning what these people have always lived with.

Black Brazilians have long known the results of police brutality, watching as their young men are systematically killed through police or drug-related violence. Brazilian women are all too familiar with the fact that their presence in public space is often dictated by the ...

I’m over on my blog today talking about the movement that is taking place in Brazil and its implications for Brazil’s marginalized communities.

This movement was started by people who have been historically denied access ...