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Modern Lady: Beer Ads

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Sarah Haskins, who did Target Women and is one of my fave female comedians (and who has sold two screenplays!), left Current TV a few months ago. But she has a replacement! Erin Gibson, doing Modern Lady. She recently crafted a takedown of beer commercials–check it out below. I know, I know, easy target, but […]

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Tags: This Is Hilarious · Young Women in the Media

How To Lose Your Virginity

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

You know how feminists, including yours truly, have been begging for that nuanced convo about sex, for that place between “virgin” and “whore”? Since years and even decades ago? Well, Therese Schechter, of whom I’ve been a fan since “I Was A Teenage Feminist,” is hard at work doing just that in filmic form. Her […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the Media

If only there were blogs in 1997, or The Seventeen magazine project

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve often said that my feminist “click” moment was the day I wrote a fuck-you letter to Seventeen magazine, informing them that their magazine made me feel like total shit. At the age of 13, I was already making lists of the beauty products I needed, weighing myself obsessively, cutting out pictures of my future […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Young Women in the Media

Guest post: An interview with Liz Tigelaar

May 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Note: This is guest blogger Julie’s third guest post. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at nona@girl-drive.com. Julie’s note: A while back, I wrote a post (my first, in fact) concerning the multiple teen pregnancy-related storylines on TV. Around that same time a show first aired on The CW: Life Unexpected. […]

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Tags: Feminism and parenting · Guest Blogger · Young Women in the Media

Omega Women & Power Conference Scholarships available

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Attention young women: apply to this right now. The Omega Women & Power Conference is an intergenerational feminist event with millions of incredible women across the country. The schedule this year is formidable. Conferences in general are good ways to feel rejuvenated if you’re a weary activist, galvanized if you’re a newbie, refreshing if you’re […]

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Tags: Generations · Young Women in the Media

Visual Silencing: Italian Women’s Identities and Visual Culture

April 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Note: This is guest blogger Lachrista’s third guest post. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at nona@girl-drive.com. During my undergraduate career, I had been actively interested in American visual culture and its affects on American women’s identities. The issue of visual culture’s influence on identity was always a contentious one for […]

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Tags: Guest Blogger · Young Women in the Media

Young feminists, old stereotypes

March 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The BBC is doing a documentary series on feminism, and last week, an episode aired focusing on young women activists. This could have been a great opportunity to showcase the influential and brave things that young women do every day in the name of women, but instead the BBC took this opportunity to hash out […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the Media

Where are the girls in gross-out comedy?

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Note: This is guest blogger Julie’s second guest post. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at nona@girl-drive.com. I farted in the library yesterday. I farted. In the library. I was sitting, minding my own damn business, and then I had to fart, so I tried to ease it out silently, you […]

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Tags: Guest Blogger · This Is Hilarious · Young Women in the Media

Veronica will be on Feminist Wednesday (today!)

March 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The radio show I co-host on a weekly basis, Feminist Wednesday on Vocalo, will have the pleasure of chatting with Girldrive interviewee and CFW Impact awardee Veronica Arreola today from 1 to 2 p.m. CST. On tap: feminist parenting, on which Veronica is an expert, and women in science, which just got some airtime in […]

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Tags: Feminism and parenting · Mid-Week Memo · Overheard in Chicago · Young Women in the Media

What’s wrong with this feminist picture?

March 23rd, 2010 · 11 Comments

You know, I should be feeling pretty damn good about all the mainstream press young feminism has been getting in the last couple days. First, a long, thoughtful, and brave article written by three young Newsweek reporters, calling out their own publication for a kind of lingering sexism that’s hard to pinpoint. Then, yesterday, one […]

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Tags: Redefining Feminism · Young Women in the Media · Young Women in the News