Tag Archives: pop culture

“Royals” parody video takes aim at typecasting of women of color in Hollywood

Tweet Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of recent shows like Scandal and The Mindy Project — still doesn’t give women of color the opportunity to be much more than the [...]
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Feministing Jamz: Dancing our way to the revolution with Gordon Voidwell

Tweet Since releasing his Voided Checks mixtape in 2009, Gordon Voidwell  – born Will Johnson – has gotten some really positive attention and approximately one million comparisons to Prince. His latest mixtape, Bad Études, has continued to elicit these comparisons, but Voidwell himself would rather describe it as a postmodernist deconstruction of late ’80s R&B [...]
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Feministing Chat: Why Her is the most feminist film of the year

TweetEd. note: On paper, a love story between a man and his operating system would seem to have the potential to be a feminist nightmare. Instead, many of the Feministing crew found Spike Jonze’s Her to be the most feminist film of the year. It gets our pick for best picture at the Oscars this [...]
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Infographic: Fictional characters way more likely to die after abortion than real people

TweetReproductive health researchers from ANSIRH recently did a census of all abortion-related storylines in American television shows and films. Although we’ve lamented the dearth of abortions on screen–particularly on primetime TV shows–according to the survey, over the last century, there’ve been 385 abortion storylines in pop culture–and recent years have seen a spike.  Tweet
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Watch: Ellen Page’s coming out speech

Tweet In case you missed it in the Weekly Feminist Reader rest of the internet this weekend, get your Monday morning cry by watching actress and unapologetic feminist Ellen Page’s moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign conference.  Tweet
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