“Are you a he/she?” “Umm…a what?” “You know! A he/she? A boy and a girl.” “No. I don’t think so…I just have a deep voice I guess.” “Oh. You look like a he/she.” When I was in elementary school, other children had no idea how to label me. I dressed how they saw boys dress:… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Media Activism
I have privilege, and I have a lot of it. As a white, cisgender, upper-middle-class, able-bodied woman, I have a lot of advantages in society that other groups do not. Because of this, I am continuously striving to be a good ally to groups to which I do not belong. (I’m not perfect at this,… Read more »
Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is here, and I’m pumped. With its great writing and powerful storylines (that explore race, class, and sexuality), OITNB is a groundbreaking addition to TV. In a world where representation of women (and other gender minorities) is scarce, often clichéd and highly sexualized, OITNB depicts a haven… Read more »
Caitlyn Jenner is here, and transgender issues are being brought to the forefront of the news. Therefore, there are a few things we need to be careful of as we discuss her and trans issues in general. First, passing and transitioning aren’t necessary to be trans, be a certain gender, or be worthy. Transitioning is… Read more »
Romantic comedies surrounding an unplanned pregnancy are not new to film. Juno and Knocked Up are just a few films that create stories around this topic. However, Obvious Child tackles the same storyline but dares to take it in a new direction.
According to an American University study, 63 percent of girls have never even thought about running for political office. I can’t help but think that if high school history texts featured Shirley Chisholm’s story a little more prominently, the number of girls who have thought about running for office would be a lot higher.
Who am I to call Taylor Swift out for only halfway fighting the feminist fight? I’m clinging onto any slight sign of feminism from a woman who is clearly not interested in empowering anyone other than herself.
NOW activists have added their voices to the groundswell demanding that the Department of Justice investigate George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. We will continue in our common struggle for equality and justice for all people.
As Love Your Body Day actions take place across the country, the NOW Foundation released results to its survey, showing that respondents want advertisers and the media to stop using Photoshop to create unrealistic images of women and girls.
On July 11, NOW and other women’s groups will hold a press conference to shine a spotlight on ‘Presidential Candidates and the War on Women.’ The groups will review the importance of the gender gap and also the record number of women running for Congress.