So many things have been happening online. Here’s a quick overview of somethings that stood out to me in July.
Boy Scouts: Have you heard about the anti-gay discrimination in the Boy Scouts? Read this article about what Boy Scouts can learn from Girl Scouts.
Tosh.0, Louis CK, and Rape Jokes: This Bitch article explains it well: Louis C.K. thinks “feminists can’t take a joke,” but his Daily Show interview wasn’t ALL bad. Rape jokes are never funny and Daniel Tosh got in trouble for his recently. I do like Louis CK but it’s no secret that he has some anti-woman jokes and sentiments. He has redeemed himself in some ways but I don’t agree with some things he says of course. Sarah Silverman does a good bit on rape jokes, check out the video from Feministing.
Men and the Media: A 3-part video series from an awesome blogger at Miss Representation. Great way to show how sexism and patriarchy negatively effect men as well, definitely something we don’t hear about enough. Topics cover body image, media, sex, pornography, stereotypes, and more.
Upworthy: Great site, recommended to follow them. Presenting important and relevant social issues in a compelling and visual way. They also have a Tumblr now.
Pussy Riot: A Russian feminist punk band was arrested and jailed for disorderly conduct or whatever ridiculous charge it was. They played a protest song in a church and have since apologized for their actions. In jail for months and hunger striking, their trial has finally started. Support Pussy Riot! Check out the Know-Nothing’s Guide to Pussy Riot, the Realest Punks Alive.
17 year old girl’s Photoshop petition: Thousands signed the petition asking major magazines like Seventeen to include one unaltered/un-Photoshopped photo per issue. It also called for more diversity. Unfortunately, it’s likely that many of these changes won’t be made but there is definitely a long-term effect on young people who see these images every day.
Niki Minaj – “Whether you love or hate Nicki Minaj’s music, this video is freakin’ fantastic — though I hate that she says she sounds stupid at the end. Expressing frustration with the sexism of your industry is never, ever stupid, especially when it’s done as eloquently as this. Plus, she’s totally right. Jump ahead to 1:28 for the best part.” – Upworthy
Amy Poehler’s new project Smart Girls at the Party: I’ve only actually watched one episode but plan on doing more. Cute interviews with young girls and Amy. Love the empowerment aspect. Amy Poehler is sooooo cool! “Smart girls are changing the world by being themselves.”
Jon Hamm ask a grown man video – This ask a grown man series is cute, not always worth the 5 minutes but this one is a great way to get acquainted with the series if you aren’t already.
Marissa Mayer is not a feminist: New Yahoo! CEO says she’s not a feminist, which angers those who want her to credit feminism for getting her to where she is. What do you think? Why does she say she isn’t a feminist? I assume it’s because she doesn’t know what that means like most people.
What other news stories have you been following lately? This is fun – more feminist round ups to come!