While watching Miss Representation, I thought about this youtube video, "Sexism Sells, But We're Not Buying It." It was created by the Women's Media Center and contains several clips of overt sexism in the media. (A few of these clips were actually played in the documentary.)
I thought many of you may enjoy this. Who Needs Feminism? is a blog of various people's opinions on why we still need feminism today. It's very informal, but modern. It also shows how the internet is a useful tool for feminism today. Enjoy!
Is mommy blogging a radical act? That very question was raised during the BlogHer Conference in San Jose, California in 2005. Alice Bradley, a woman who blogs about her children, declared that it was in response to the attacks on personal blogs made by other female bloggers.
Redefining Girlhood: Teenage activists and contemporary feminists.
Last Thursday I went to Carlow University to hear Jessica Taft, PH. D., professor of sociology and chair of National Women’s Studies Association, talk about her research called “Redefining Girlhood: Teenage activists and contemporary feminists”. It was a very interesting and educating lecture, and I am certainly glad I went.
This week’s reading, the third chapter from Ariel Levy’s piece “Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture” was a truly striking chapter. In it, Levy explores a wide-spread yet widely unexamined subset of females of today: the female chauvinist pigs.