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Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games

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Geena Davis Global Impact Awards

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Cold hard numbers on the male to female ratio of characters in children’s programming, plus the types of female characters presented. Like 0

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HANDS OFF, CRAZY

[Audio: English/music; Captions: English] As Digby says, if you lose ’em (voters) that young, you’ll never get them back… Like 0

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What Happens To 3 Out Of 4 Girls After Leafing Through A Fashion Mag For 3 Minutes?

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out of the mouth of babes

How did I miss this the first time around? We have here a 13 year old vlogger who precisely pinpoints on why slut shaming is wrong. [Audio: English; Transcript: English] Transcript, thanks to BlogHer Today’s topic: “slut-shaming” and why it’s … Continue reading

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the overlooked girl

[Audio: ?, Captions: English; Subtitles: English] “Women are half the world’s population, yet they do two-thirds of the world’s work, earn one-tenth of the world’s income, and own less than one per cent of the world’s property.” Like 0

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komen can kiss my ass

[Audio: English; Captions: None; Transcript: below] Hi my name is Linda, and I felt the need to do this video due to the recent announcement by the Susan G. Komen foundation about changes in their funding. I have breast cancer, … Continue reading

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“You’re women, you’re going to be engineers. You’re all a bunch of feminists.”

Dec. 6, 1989. Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick … Continue reading

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biology and maths

How does biology explain the low numbers of women in computer science? Hint: it doesn't. View more presentations from Terri Oda Like 0

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MoveOn and Slut Walk and Rape Culture

There are days when I want to just bash my head on the nearest brick wall. It started off with MoveOn’s moronically titled post about the Slut Walk protests: 10 Best Photos From This Summer’s Most Scantily Clad Movement. This, … Continue reading

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slavery? hyperbole? not really…

One thing that I’ve been adamant about is that any form of coercion on women’s reproduction means that we are, in effect, slaves. Coercion around reproduction means that we do not have control of our own bodies — the essential … Continue reading

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Why is Shoshannah Stern pissed off?

[Audio:? Captions: English; Languages: ASL, English] One of the better ways I’ve seen this point made! Like 0

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PSA: actual facts about abortion

Excellent video clip. [Audio: English; Subtitles: 90%; Captions: Auto-decent w/subtitles] Not that it will convince the haters. But there’s good info that I think even pro-choice people aren’t aware of (for example the low rate among teenagers — so often … Continue reading

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this n that

This seems oddly politically tone-deaf — I’m astonished that the Republican House is refusing to pass such a thing (it passed unanimously in the Senate): No House resolution honoring military’s bin Laden mission. The house GOPers may have seen it … Continue reading

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The Smurfette Principle

[Audio: English; Captions: English, French, German, Spanish; Transcript: available] I’ll have to look through their other productions! [ETA} There are captions plus a transcript here. As usual, you may have to click through to YouTube to get the captioning as … Continue reading

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