Tag Archives: movement

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

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

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

Tweet 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 [...]
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