Normally, praising Barbie is not a thing I do. With a severely disproportioned body design, too much makeup and an impractical number of high heels, Mattel's leading lady is usually shamed for teaching unrealistic body ideals to young girls. But Barbie's new YouTube commercial is asking us to "Imagine The Possibilities" that can come from girls playing with the (in)famous dolls. Read More
A long line of antsy tweens waited outside Webster Hall in New York City, jittering with anticipation on Monday afternoon. But at the end of the line was not a One Direction concert or a glimpse of T-Swift. It was a group of six self-made YouTube stars—and they are all ladies. “Girls Night In,” presented by Fullscreen Live, is a national tour featuring six of YouTube’s most popular female vloggers. They are traveling to different cities around the nation and putting on a live show for their faithful viewers. Read More
The self-proclaimed co-dependent bestie vloggers of YouTube's Just Between Us, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, have teamed up with Field Day to bring “Hollywood Solves Sexism” to your computer screen. The satirical movie trailer points out some serious truths about sexism in the movie industry. From failing to give women superheroes equal stake in big budget films, to putting most female characters in high heels, the ladies of Just Between Us poke fun at almost every aspect of the already laughable treatment of women in Hollywood. Read More
YouTuber Nicole Arbour caused quite a ruckus after posting a video titled, "Dear Fat People," where she spends six minutes making statements like, “Fat shaming, who came up with that? That’s fucking brilliant.”
You know who doesn’t think it’s fucking brilliant? Women like Whitney Way Thore, Meghan Tonjes, Kendall Rae and Grace Helbig. The emotional response from these vloggers demonstrates how one video can be such a harmful trigger. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jul 14, 2015
Three months ago, Youtube beauty guru Em Ford of My Pale Skin began posting pictures of herself without makeup to social media. A twenty-something ex-model turned filmmaker, Ford’s bare-faced selfies were a refreshing reprieve from the scores of lacquered, perfected Instagram selfies usually floating around the Internet. With an online following more than 200, 000 subscribers strong, Ford’s face attracted no small amount of public commentary. And in a viral short film uploaded earlier this month, Ford shed some light on that revealing experience. Read More
Add a base primer of “Bye-bye DOMA,” foundation in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” and eye shadow from the “YAS” palette for the ultimate marriage equality look. Sound confusing? Have a look for yourself:
YouTube comedian, Megan MacKay hilariously celebrates the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling by giving the issue a makeup tutorial. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 11, 2015
I met Michelle Phan the same day I received my first laptop, a gift so exciting that I hastily unwrapped the slick white device and threw away the user manual by accident. Powering up my beloved new device, I did a quick Internet search: something along the lines of “mac tutorial.” Intrigued by a colorful Youtube thumbnail, I clicked.
The video, it turned out, wasn’t a tutorial for newbie Macbook owners. It was a girl with long, dark hair demonstrating how to achieve something called a smokey eye using MAC Cosmetics. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 15, 2015
Feminism. The term sometimes gets a bad rap because people don’t fully understand what it actually means. (side note: LOOK THAT SHIZ UP) Delve deeper into the various facets of feminism, and things can get even more convoluted. But fear no more! Akilah, Obviously, the mastermind behind the smoothiefreak channel on YouTube, has created a video that explains intersectionality in feminism. WITH PIZZA. It's fantastic and exactly spot on, so check it out, rejoice, order pizza and feel awesome. Read More
As expected, once Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President, there was a barrage of sexist trolls waiting to make his or her two cents known. It is possible to have a critical discussion about Hillary Clinton without bringing her gender into it. Truly!
Funny or Die released a hilarious video mocking the idiotic comments that some people are making. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Apr 01, 2015
LOL: Comedienne Margaret Cho and American rapper/DJ Princess Superstar have paired up for this awesome video celebrating the efficiency of their butts rather than focusing on their sizes. With all the attention on girls’ butts these days, the hilarious ladies decided to create a music video/skit to point out how truly ridiculous it is to obsess over booties the way our current culture does.
“If I can’t have a big butt than I can least have—a big colon!” they say in the video. Read More