What happens at frat house stays at frat house (toon)
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Iconic Chicana Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexism since forever (video)
Famed labor organizer and activist Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexual harassment and discrimination since forever — when she was working in an office, when she was building the United Farm Workers, and when men tried to take credit for her work. In this video, by Hannah McNally, Huerta tells her story.
Women’s History Video: To shave or not to shave is ‘A Prickly Subject’
A Prickly Subject is a poetic account of a woman who is grappling with the decision of whether or not she should embrace her body hair in public. [Video by Helen Plumb.]
Renee Goust live music video: ‘La Cumbia Feminazi’
Brooklyn-based Mexican singer-songwriter Renee Goust wrote La Cumbia Feminazi in response to online abuse suffered by women.
“I’ve considered myself a feminist ever since I learned the actual meaning of the word,” she says:
Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts
Film producer Ross Putman’s new Twitter feed @FemScriptIntros shares the lines from film scripts where female characters are introduced. To protect the innocent(?), Putman has changed all their names to JANE. The excerpts speak volumes about how “The Industry” thinks about women. Unlike all the women, it’s not a pretty picture.
Here is his Twitter feed in real time:
Mas…Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts
Hollywood and Silicon Valley agree: ‘We dig diversity!’ (photo)
[Photo via Paul Coelho. Thanks!]
Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)
“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR.
That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.
The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and gender imbalances in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, by comparing the representation of minorities to their actual proportions of the population.
“At every level, in every arena, women and minorities are under-represented in the industry,” says Darnell Hunt, the study’s co-author and director of the Bunche Center. “And the only question really is how serious, how egregious that level of under-representation is.”
Mas…Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)
Watch: Moms in Peru punk sexist street harassers (video)
Fed up with ignorant cat-calls, lewd, rude and suggestive remarks from sexist men on the street, women in Lima set up hidden cameras and — dressed up as “MILFs” — went for a stroll down the calle…walking right by their ignorant, lewd, rude and suggestive…WAIT FOR IT…sons.
The more you know: ‘Girl Code 101’ (poetry video)
It’s hard to be female in America, as “gamergate” and the catcall videos show. But once you know how the system works, you can maybe find a way to make a change. Blythe Baird takes the mic with Girl Code 101.
Not just gringas, not just NYC: A Latina walks in Hollywood (video)
Anthropology researcher Juanita Carmelita Gonzalez and her dog Ari — Juanita is the one in the turquoise stretch pants — walked the streets of Hollywood Monday. You won’t believe what happened next!
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Mas…Not just gringas, not just NYC: A Latina walks in Hollywood (video)
Letter to straight guys from a Latina vagina: I’m too sexy for my chonies
Why, hello there, I’m a Latina vagina and I have a message for heterosexual guys. Now I know what you’re going to ask me: “How well-groomed am I?”
No seas cochino! That’s none of your business, that’s personal. But I am here to, uh, talk business because I’m tired of all of these assumptions people make about me!
Mas…Letter to straight guys from a Latina vagina: I’m too sexy for my chonies
Mujeres: Stop those ignorant cat-calls with CockBlok® (video)
Let’s face it, hermanas. Dudes yelling rude remarks when you’re walking to work is the last thing you need. What’s the first thing you need? New CockBlok® immediately moves those asshats into the Friend Zone.
Jay Smooth: The multi-layered racism of Donald Sterling (video)
WBAI (NYC) DJ Jay Smooth analyzes the Donald Sterling tape chingadera and wonders why adjudicated racist Sterling needed to get caught saying something before people got pissed. East Los homeboy Sterling has been an evil guy for years. And what about the the girlfriend?
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Mas…Jay Smooth: The multi-layered racism of Donald Sterling (video)
@SaraChicaD explains how to deal with mansplaining (video)
POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (she’s @SaraChicaD on El Tuiter), explains how to deal with mansplaining. And that’s all we dare say because testosterone.
‘Equal pay’ battle that Batgirl began is a battle that’s still raging
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act which prohibits gender discrimination in wages. Back then, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men.
Fifty years later, women earn only 77 cents for every buck a guy gets, so the battle that Batgirl began is not over.
Mas…‘Equal pay’ battle that Batgirl began is a battle that’s still raging
Pocho ocho most racist things said to Latinas on online dating sites
It’s tough for hermanas out there trying to find love — especially with the anonymity of the online dating world. What makes it even harder for Latinas online is how easy it can be for dudes to be jerks, specifically, racist jerks.
Here’s our list of the top eight racist things said to Latinas in online dating sites:
8. I’ll be your anchor baby.
7. Chupa mi cabra.
6. Our future children won’t speak Spanish, like real Americans.
Mas…Pocho ocho most racist things said to Latinas on online dating sites
Pocha Podcast #2: Sexism, feminism, football and IT (NSFW audio)
Pochas Elise Roedenbeck and me, Sara Inés Calderón, have a grand old time talking about sexism and feminism. Isn’t it interesting that, even though the U.S. had a “feminist movement,” we have never elected a woman president, and the wage gap between men and women in Latin America is smaller than it is here?
And other sexist stuff: What about football, how sexist is that, ey? And IT? Being a woman in the U.S. may seem like fun and games, given that whole reproductive rights discussion, but there are some downsides.
Mas…Pocha Podcast #2: Sexism, feminism, football and IT (NSFW audio)
Men’s catcalls: What is up with that? (video by @SaraChicaD)
POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on Twitter) demonstrates and analyzes some of the cat-calls she’s been getting from random men. What are these guys up to, anyhow?
I could have been an astrophysicist, except I’m a Latina
Back in October, Florida created a new set of educational policies which permits/expects blacks and Latinos to test lower on standardized tests than whites or Asian students. Since they’re expected to test lower, Florida thereby eliminates the embarassing “achievement gap” and the white education bureaucrats can “stand their ground.”
While we’re at it, why don’t we segregate each classroom per race? We can even have separate bathrooms and drinking fountains per race. Seems legit!
I am actually the product of the Florida school system. This ethnic divide rule reminds me of my first year at the University of Central Florida. Though I had a great high school record and was making straight As, I had to take mandatory seminars teaching me how to do well in school.
Did everyone have to take these courses? Nope. Well, why would a straight-A student have to attend such seminars?
Because I am Latina.
Mas…I could have been an astrophysicist, except I’m a Latina