Category » Feminism
It isn’t going to come as a galloping shock to anyone that men outnumber women in most positions of power from politics to STEM to the media and Hollyood. As part of their November Feminism issue, Elle UK launched a #MoreWomen campaign. In a 45-second video set to an infectious beat, “Get Your Way” by new singer Zilla, Elle UK has Photoshopped out the men in images of groups of powerful figures. Left standing (or sitting) is usually one woman, occasionally two or three. Read More
  In July, the Bratz doll collection was relaunched after a two-year hiatus. The little coverage that the relaunch received was mostly positive. But while popular, the heavily made-up and big-eyed franchise has received a ton of criticism for the characters' hypersexualized make-up and clothes, grossly disproportionate figures, and overall mockery of what it is to be a girl. Read More
A lot of kids today get flack for living their lives out loud on social media, but millennial posts are not all frivolous, silly, or pointless. Sometimes young people use social media to make some important points and speak up about real issues they face in a way that no other generation has been able to do. In this way, social media is actually pretty cool - it gets people to LISTEN UP. On Oct. 27, Carey Burgess, a senior at Beaufort High School, posted on Facebook about a dress code incident in which she had been involved. Read More
  At the end of September this year, a young woman in Arkansas posted a handful of photos onto Snapchat. In one photo, the young woman is smiling while her boyfriend points a gun at the back of her head. Another photo shows the same gun lying on the floor next to a small pile of ammunition. There is another photo of the couple, a selfie, again posing with the gun. Later that night, that woman was shot dead by her boyfriend. Read More
Acacia Fraternity is temporarily suspended from the Ohio University campus, pending an investigation of a video that was released on the evening of Oct. 28, according to The Huffington Post. The video taken by an OU journalism student, Olivia Hitchcock, shows a group of men serenading the women of Alpha Delta Pi from the porch of the sorority’s house. The sweet tune of the iconic “Hey Jude” by the Beatles is heard in the seven-second clip, but there’s one problem—the lyrics are perversely changed to “Send Nudes.” Gross. Read More