Tag Archives: pop culture

Infographic: Only 5 percent of recent major films were directed by women

TweetWomen and Hollywood has a depressing new infographic on what has got to be the biggest gender gap in Hollywood–an industry not exactly known for being a paragon of gender equality. Despite the fact that women make up their fair share of film school grads, and there are plenty of great female directors, less than five [...]
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Black women run Hollywood

TweetTurns out its not a combination of sexism and racism that keeps Black women relegated to minor roles in Hollywood. As this star-studded video reveals, it’s because they’re in a secret cabal that runs the whole damn industry. Black Women Run Hollywood from Funny Or Die Mystery solved.  Tweet
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Songs in the key of choice: Pop music and reproductive justice

TweetEd. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine Lopez. It is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here [...]
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The dramatic history of American sex-ed films

TweetEd. note: This story is by Bitch Media’s online editor, Sarah Mirk. It is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here.  In 1948, in a seventh [...]
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Stories begetting stories: How pop culture reinforces abortion stigma—and can help end it

TweetEd. note: This story is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here.  One in three women in the US have [...]
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