Nevermind the amazing ways President Obama has elevated women and girls, worked to overturn the ban on funding for groups that provide abortions and overall improve the condition of women in our society in his first 100 days. Let's mark this milestone in his administration by objectifying 100 Hot Babes! Coed Magazine (oh there is SO much douche here!) celebrated yesterday with a photo spread, stating "whether or not you think Obama's first 100 days has been a success, there's one thing we can all agree on - super hot chicks!" Douchey and bad at grammar, both of which constitute Coed Magazine as this week's douchiest! The article says,"There's been a few ups, a few downs and a whole hell of a lot of people acting like total douchebags". You betcha, Coed Magazine. I'd say with that comment, they had it comin'.
Although, like always, there is a lot of hard-hitting feminist news coming down the wire today (this New York Times article on women's studies programs comes to mind), sometimes it's nice to just kick back and watch some video clips. After all, it's Wednesday, and we could all use a media-fueled brain break every once in awhile.
In the interest of said brain break, here is a collection of feminist-themed internet videos. So put on your headphones, tilt your computer monitor away from your boss's line of vision, and prepare to be enlightened, entertained, enthralled, and maybe even enraged. (And if you can think of another adjective that begins with "en" you might be that as well.)
Just a reminder that our fourth and final lecture series is tonight! Visiting Guerilla Girl "Käthe Kollwitz" will speak on sexism in the art world and upcoming projects for the Guerilla Girls. Event sponsor the Willamette Week did an interview with Käthe earlier this week where she discusses the history of the activist group, the market of museums, and the reasoning behind her alias.
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The Daily Beast posted a video today of Australian pageant contestant Stephanie Naumoska talking with Diane Sawyer about audience reactions to her physique (which is quite thin). Is it skinny-ism? Is that even a thing? Watch the video and let's discuss:
Is Naumoska a victim? Or is this just the Miss-Universe-contestant pot calling the kettle too judgmental? (Does that even make sense?) More after the jump!
It is a sad day for fans of the incomparable Bea Arthur, who died of cancer Saturday. Arthur was revolutionary on so many fronts, on both stage and screen, bringing feminist issues like abortion and ageism to light while crushing gender stereotypes. She proved the snake eye, a commanding voice and a confident swagger were just as fit for the ladies as they were for the fellas. She played funny, smart and unrelenting sarcasm to a tee. She was one of a kind. She will be missed.
Almost invariably, Bill O'Reilly yells from the confines of the television in my Nana's living room. Nana likes to keep the TV on for background noise and she loves Fox News. I typically do my best to ignore Bill's rants, but once in a while, I just can't look away...
As of late, I have had a lot of exposure to stand-up comedy. I have always been intrigued by this art, since I appreciate a good healthy dose of wit and I grew up watching Paula Poundstone, Lisa Lampenelli and Margaret Cho. I even toyed with the idea of trying to perform at one of these events, since I feel like I am funnier than I actually am. Since moving to Portland, I have attended countless open mics and performances and guess what: a lot of male comics still use "bitchy" women, double standards about beauty and the like and menstruation when it comes to their material ("Periods...I mean right?"). A friend of mine is also one of the only female comics I have seen on a regular basis at these open mics, which is why when I heard that the second annual Bridgetown ComedyFestival was starting today, and was being headlined by the iconic and sharp-as-a-tack Janeane Garofalo, I swooned hard. Read more after the jump!