The YouTube community is at a loss with recent accusations of sexual assault directed towards popular “prankster,” Sam Pepper. This British vlogger has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.1 million followers on Twitter. A majority of his fans are young women.
Personally, I’m shocked that he was able to gain a fan base on YouTube, considering his prank videos that involve violating women. His most recent video, which promoted ... Read More
BY Natalia Hadjigeorgiou
on Oct 14, 2014
The Dirty Girls were a group of teens in the '90s who supported the riot grrrl movement and feminism, but the bulk of the Internet didn’t know about them until a short documentary surfaced on YouTube in 2013. If you need a refresher check this out!
Okay, so now that you are caught up, Amber Willat, the head of the pack, is no longer an awkward teen, but a “Moto Babe” badass woman!
Collaborating with AGAIN APPAREL, Willat created an awesome video ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Oct 08, 2014
Lena Dunham is a woman of many talents. She can write, act, direct, and apparently give some pretty sweet advice. Much like Girls’ Hannah Horvath’s advice column “Holla At Hannah” from her college days, Dunham has been dishing out the advice in her new “Ask Lena” YouTube miniseries.
Dunham has been accepting questions from fans to promote her new book Not That Kind Of Girl, set to a whimsical hand-drawn background of a ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Sep 05, 2014
Video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, who has tackled issues like the Damsel in Distress archetype, Manic Pixie Dream Girls and the Smurfette Principle in her series Tropes vs. Women, was driven out of her home last week by violent, sexual threats in which an internet troll named her parents and posted her address.
After publicizing the threats by reposting them in an image on her Twitter feed, @femfreq, she reassured fans by posting the ... Read More
on Aug 19, 2014
When it comes to female directors we often think of BO$$ ladies like Sofia Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow, and Sarah Polley, but then…we begin to get stumped. This isn’t because there aren’t passionate women in the film industry, but more so the fact that those women aren’t being put in positions of power.
According to the website womenmakemovies, the statistics about female directors in Hollywood are depressing. In 2013, only 16% of directors, ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 15, 2014
On September 5th a new web series is debuting on Wifey, a website started by the two badass feminist writer/creators Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. RODS AND CONES follows the adventures of two pairs of comedians competing at the Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival. Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick star as Carole and Mitzi, whose Hot Mom act is the act to beat for their comic rivals, two struggling performance artists (played by Jibze Cameron and Erin ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Aug 14, 2014
Yesterday I went to Hannah Hart’s book signing at the Housing Works Bookstore on a whim and had my mind blown. I’m honestly still picking up the pieces.
I first watched Hannah’s Youtube series “My Drunk Kitchen” in 2011, after just moving away from my parents for the first time to start college. I remember feeling so awkward and insecure as I tried to adjust to my new environment and all these new faces and names that all had ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 08, 2014
The real world can be tough on a girl! Luckily, you can go through your everyday trials with Adult Wednesday Addams, who now lives in L.A. and deals with all of that familiar craziness of young-adulthood — with her own personal flair, of course.
Melissa Hunter writes and stars in the weekly YouTube series Adult Wednesday Addams, a show which features everything from apartment hunting (ep. 1), interviewing for a job (ep. 2), and online dating (ep. ... Read More
on Aug 01, 2014
There is no certification required for becoming a Youtube “beauty guru.” It’s fine when young beauty aficionados share tips on clothing, confidence and how to apply makeup, but they embark on shaky territory when they start pretending to be dermatologists.
Whether it’s an urban myth like using toothpaste as a spot treatment, or rubbing half a lemon covered in sugar directly on your face, don’t trust advice from anyone who ... Read More
I write this article from a loving place. John Legend is my mom’s favorite artist, and I’ve been conditioned to enjoy his smooth R&B style. I’m not a diehard fan, but I definitely agree that he and his music are cool.
However, liking a celebrity doesn’t mean it’s my job to defend problematic behavior. Personally, I think it means the opposite. Since I respect this person, I want them to do better. ... Read More