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Video Mix: Music, Activism, Travel, and a TV proposal

Music

Heavy Cream – Watusi
This band on Infinity Cat Recordings from Nashville has some awesome lady vocals with strong beats and lyrics too. Playing in SF on Friday 11/9 at the Rickshaw Stop with Those Darlins and Pangea.

Activism

This Is Personal – Your Reproductive Health is No Joke
Famous people reading and reacting to the most ridiculous quotes from politicians on rape. “Here’s the bottom line: these issues are personal, and women need to know just how extreme the opponents to reproductive health care are.”

Pick Me Up

Parks and Rec SPOILER! …but if you don’t already know it’s kind of your fault, you need to watch it.
Parks and Rec proposal, just makes me so happy…

Travel

Volunteer Abroad Scholarship Receipient Interview
Interview I did with Tai Jaranson, who recently won a scholarship from Go Overseas to help fun her upcoming trip to Tanzania. Even though I wish I had more time as well as better equipment and software it’s fun to see her enthusiasm and hear about what she’s going through. Watch Tai talk about her motivations for her trip to volunteer in Tanzania.

Women’s News Internet Roundup

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!

90z boys mix

Download: 90z Boys Mix

Track list:
2 Pac – California Love
Notorious BIG (feat. Puff Daddy) – Mo Money Mo Problems
Biz Markie – Just a Friend
Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You
Coolio – Gangsters Paradise
Dr. Dre – Ain’t Nuthin But a G Thang
Jay Z – Big Pimpin
Marky Mark – Good Vibrations
MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This
R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back
Space Jam Theme song
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
Will Smith – Getting Jiggy With it