Including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. A smear campaign against Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz accuses her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape. The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods.Watch Video
"Laverne & Shirley" star says the female stars were paid half as much as the male starsWatch Video
Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign ...
A controversy dubbed "Heelgate" at the Cannes Film Festival. Women were turned away from the red carpet if they were not ...
The past few years have seen a lot of discussion (and a lot of misogynist backlash) about improving women's experience of “geek” spaces such as video gaming, sci-fi conventions, and comics. So it was especially puzzling to see that Denver ComicCon, one of the biggest comic conventions in the country, convened a panel called Women in Comics that had no actual women sitting onstage.
This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot. "Stop interrupting me." "I just said that." "No explanation needed." In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We were very typically socialized as a "young lady" and a "boy being a boy." Globally, childhood politeness lessons are gender asymmetrical. We socialize girls to take turns, listen more carefully, not curse and resist interrupting in ways we do not expect boys to. Put another way, we generally teach girls subservient habits and boys to exercise dominance.
Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. Here's how Hello Barbie works: Kids press a button on the doll, and "Hello Barbie" asks them questions. An embedded microphone records the children's responses and sends them to ToyTalk, a San Francisco-based startup. ToyTalk records the information and responds. The point, it seems, is for kids to form an actual relationship with their doll.
One day last month, in the middle of a furniture factory here, Hillary Rodham Clinton finished prepared remarks about her presidential candidacy and opened the floor for discussion. A middle-aged worker, Pamela Livengood, began to speak, tentatively at first, about the drug addiction that has tormented her daughter and left her granddaughter in her care.
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.
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It’s being called Cannes #HeelGate. Women at the famed Cannes Film Festival have been reportedly turned away from Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance Carol for wearing flats. To the Contrary interviewed Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley fame (about her new book Shirley, I Jest) and she says leave it to the French. Here's what she told us.
Twitter users pointed out how the incident underscores some of the gender equality problems in the film industry despite the fact that pay equity is one of the big issues up for discussion at the festival.Read More »
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