Posts Tagged pop culture

Orange is the new black

Orange is the New Black‘s accurate portrayal of men in a story about women

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 explains here:

The reason: While media is full of men, real-life prisons are even more so. Men are incarcerated at more than 10 times the rate of women. In 2012, there were 109,000 women in prison. That’s a high number—but it’s dwarfed by a male prison population that in 2012 reached just over 1,462,000. In 2011, men made up about 93 percent of prisoners.

We are dealing with a ...

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 ...

Feministing presents a google hangout about Obvious Child

Watch now: Google hangout chat with the creators of Obvious Child and pro-choice advocates

Our rescheduled Google hangout is happening today at 3 PM! We’ve been talking a lot about the new film Obvious Child around these parts lately. And we’re thrilled to be hosting this chat about it with two of the films creators, as well as advocates from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Advocates for Youth.

Watch the hangout live right here and join the conversation using the hashtag #ObviousChat. If you can’t make it, you can always catch the recording later on.

Our rescheduled Google hangout is happening today at 3 PM! We’ve been talking a lot about the new film Obvious Child around these parts lately. And we’re thrilled to be hosting ...

Releasing a creepy, stalkerish video is not how you “get her back”

Last night, Zerlina tweeted the most important hashtag of the year to date: #stoprobinthicke2014.

Robin Thicke’s very public heartbreak and estrangement from his high school sweetheart and wife of 11 years, Paula Patton, continues to skeeve out a weary public. A video of his upcoming single “Get Her Back” from his new album, Paula–which has an eyebrow-raising and cringe-worthy tracklist–shows the singer bloody-browed and bare-chested with images of a woman favoring Patton drowning in water. There are flashes of face masks that border on erotic and nightmare. Aesthetically, the video appears to be a mashup of D’Angelo’s “Untitled” meets Rihanna’s “Roulette” and Jay Z’s “On To The Next One.” The video concludes with a text that reads, “This is just ...

Last night, Zerlina tweeted the most important hashtag of the year to date: #stoprobinthicke2014.

Robin Thicke’s very public heartbreak and estrangement from his high school sweetheart and wife of 11 years, Paula Patton, continues to skeeve ...

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

Women 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 percent of films produced by the major studios in the last five years were directed by women.

Women 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 ...

Black women run Hollywood

Turns 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. 

Turns 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 ...

Songs in the key of choice: Pop music and reproductive justice

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand 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

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work ...

The dramatic history of American sex-ed films

Ed. 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 Mediaand Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal FundRead the other stories in the series here and here

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth began to play and for 20 minutes, a fictional teacher explained the human reproductive system while animated sperm and ovum flickered on-screen.

The presentation of these simple facts of life was so ...

Ed. 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 Mediaand Making Contact. This work is ...

Stories begetting stories: How pop culture reinforces abortion stigma—and can help end it

Ed. 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 FundRead the other stories in the series here and here

One in three women in the US have an abortion in their lifetimes, while nearly 40 percent of Americans claim they do not know anyone who has had an abortion.

I left the latter group, not coincidentally, around the same time I joined the former. When I got pregnant as a 20-something in Brooklyn five years ago and started telling ...

Ed. 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 ...

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