Posts Tagged MTV

The (un)Real World: “You might get raped, pregnant and fired.”

This is appalling.

As would be expected, if you go on the Real World there is a contract with a long list of stipulations that you have to sign. As someone who used to watch the show, I’m sure you have to sign away any possibility of how you may be portrayed. But apparently, a closer look at the contract tell us that you may also get raped.

via Feminists for Choice and Jessica.

The Real World just got mad unreal. The Village Voice has more stipulations.

This is appalling.

As would be expected, if you go on the Real World there is a contract with a long list of stipulations that you have to sign. As someone who used to watch the show, I’m ...

What We Missed

Fuck. North Carolina has become the third state to defund Planned Parenthood.

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is up in arms about New York’s potential step towards marriage equality, crying Communism. Literally.

Can the veil be a symbol of Islamic feminism?

The Guardian has an interactive map feature on “the most dangerous” countries in the world to be a woman.

Sort of loving Alice Walker’s response to SlutWalks and reclaiming the word, “slut.”

On MTV’s influence on pro-choice attitudes.

Fuck. North Carolina has become the third state to defund Planned Parenthood.

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is up in arms about New York’s potential step towards marriage equality, crying Communism. ...

MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” to air special on abortion tomorrow

Nearly a year after Jessica and others asked the question, “Why are there no abortions on 16 and Pregnant?”, MTV has decided to take the issue to task. The fact of the matter is that nearly a third of teen pregnancies end in abortion, so portraying all of the realities of unintended teen pregnancies is critical – especially in support for whatever decision these young women make.

No Easy Decision will air tomorrow night on MTV at 11:30 EST, and will profile three young women’s stories about their decision to have an abortion. It’s incredibly rare that abortion is depicted in a realistic way on television (or, I should say, it’s rare that the issue is televised ...

Nearly a year after Jessica and others asked the question, “Why are there no abortions on 16 and Pregnant?”, MTV has decided to take the issue to task. The fact of the matter is that ...

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MTV Apologizes for Jersey Shore’s Transphobia

Yes, I watch Jersey Shore and have been watching since the first episode. I am somewhat ashamed being half-Italian that I take pleasure in watching self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes” engage in drunken tomfoolery and unapologetic misogyny. But it’s no more painful to me than watching my sisters of color (and all colors) fawn over Flavor Flav, Real and Chance, Chad Ochocinco and a various assortment of dirtbags. Glutton for punishment, perhaps?

I remember this season when “The Situation,” whose entire shtick is that he can get any girl because he and his abs are so irresistible, meets and makes out a woman in the club who appears to be transgender. Initially I thought the exchange was pretty comical ...

Yes, I watch Jersey Shore and have been watching since the first episode. I am somewhat ashamed being half-Italian that I take pleasure in watching self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes” engage in drunken tomfoolery and ...

Congrats to Gabi, MTV’s new Twitter Jockey!

You might have already heard, but MTV’s first Twitter Jockey is a young, fat and fabulous woman of color! Gabi Gregg, 23,  was crowned by MTV on Sunday after a nationwide contest. In the Detroit’s native role as TJ, she will report on pop culture via MTV’s twitter account, blog, Facebook and the website. This is a huge event that marks the influence of new media and how legacy media is making changes in recognition of the power of social networking.

So who is this badass woman of color? Gabi is the founder of the blog Young, Fat and Fabulous. Check out her bio that has the backstory of this amazing project:

In October 2008, I decided ...

You might have already heard, but MTV’s first Twitter Jockey is a young, fat and fabulous woman of color! Gabi Gregg, 23,  was crowned by MTV on Sunday after a nationwide contest. In the ...