Tag Archives: pop culture

Quote of the Day: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on why he’s a feminist

TweetActor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is just confused why anyone would be against feminism. He tells The Daily Beast why he’s a feminist: Coming out against the label? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can be who you want to be, [...]
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Why Meghan Trainor’s body acceptance anthem “All About That Bass” is disappointing

Tweet So, I’m all about that bass. I cannot stop listening to this song. It’s a perfect song for bouncing down the street in a pair of great shoes and sunnies and feeling a little bit invincible. You can’t not dance to this song. But — and when you’re a feminist consuming popular culture, there’s [...]
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Nicki Minaj’s butt and the politics of black women’s sexuality

TweetOver at Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux has a good summary of why Chuck Creekmur’s open letter to Nicki Minaj raises a number of red flags. Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com, penned the letter in response to Minaj’s cover artwork for her next single, “Anaconda.” She’s sporting a thong and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers and… not [...]
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Watch: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” performed as a dramatic monologue

TweetI know Beyoncé’s ”Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as the ultimate goal for single ladies, I always appreciated the way she speaks to a real frustration with one dude’s inability to commit, while defiantly [...]
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Orange is the New Black‘s accurate portrayal of men in a story about women

Tweet A few weeks ago over at The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky wrote about what he sees as “Orange is the New Black‘s Irresponsible Portrayal of Men.” Very early in the essay he admits “This may seem like a silly complaint,” because it is. But he continues anyway because… I’m not entirely sure. Oh, wait. He [...]
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