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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
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