There has been a story circulating the Internet about an amazing twelve-year-old girl who penned an open letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods about their latest magazine. As she was flipping through the magazine she noticed that there were NO girl models. A young basketball player herself she felt that this was not fair. She wanted to see herself reflected in their catalogue. Who can blame her?
If you have not watched Maroon 5’s new video, Animals, you should. I feel bad advising this since it just sucks THAT MUCH. None the less it is worth taking a quick peek at, to remind us all how terrible representation of women in the media still is (as if we needed a reminder)!
The first time I watched this video my face was in a permanent scowl. I do not know what got me the most, the comparison of the leading lady of the video to a piece of meat, Adam Levine straight up STALKING her throughout the whole thing or the fact that just like a beautiful bloody fairytale they end up passionately making love to each other in the end. *sigh*
Weekly Round-Up: August 15, 2014
- Admittedly I am late to see this. In June, the period gurus at HelloFlo created a commercial that shows a young girl having her first moon party. The commercial shows what it’s like to deal with a first period. The jokes are hilarious and realistic. Check it out!
Weekly Round-Up: August 8, 2014
- Actress and singer Keke Palmer will become the first black woman to play Cinderella on broadway. Starting September 9th at the Broadway Theatre Palmer will start her starring role. According to producer Robyn Goodman this is following a lot of breakthroughs for African-American people on broadway. Goodman notes, “Look around America. Broadway is a little behind America”
Weekly Round-Up: August 1, 2014
- Comic-Con, the biggest comic convention in the WORLD is not a very safe space for women. There have many numerous accounts of harassment and unwanted touching for the women that attend. Since it has become so common there’s even a phrase to describe this behavior, “creeping at a con“. In response to the problem an organization, “Geeks for Consent” was started by three women. The group has started a petition to raise awareness and get Comic-Con to pay attention and address the issue. Sound like super heroes to me!