Feminism http://nhpr.org en Misogyny On The Web http://nhpr.org/post/misogyny-web <p>In May of 2012, feminist blogger and pop culture critic <a href="http://www.feministfrequency.com/about/" target="_blank"><strong>Anita Sarkeesian</strong></a> launched a Kickstarter campaign called “<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games" target="_blank">Tropes Versus Women in Video Games</a>.”&nbsp;</p><p>Anita asked for $6000 to make a video series analyzing gender roles in video games; identifying and exploring tropes like “the sexy sidekick” and “the mercy killing.” She raised the money in one day – and eventually raised $158,000. The project’s first video, “Damsel in Distress Part One” hit YouTube in March.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:19:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30527 at http://nhpr.org Misogyny On The Web Word Of Mouth 05.11.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05112013 <p>In this special edition of Word of Mouth: Girl Power Interrupted.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26798 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 05.11.2013 Is Michael Pollan Sexist? http://nhpr.org/post/michael-pollan-sexist <p>Wander the aisles of your favorite grocery store and you’re likely to see produce marked as locally grown, meat that is trumpeted as grass fed and hormone-free, and canning kits to help you preserve your own garden’s bounty. The explosion of these products has largely been credited to the femivore movement, which has many women returning to the kitchen.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:09:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26921 at http://nhpr.org Is Michael Pollan Sexist? Feminist Boot Camp http://nhpr.org/post/feminist-boot-camp <P>When people talk about boot camp, they are most likely referring to grueling workout routine designed to get people into shape, fast. But when <STRONG>Amy Richards </STRONG>and Jennifer Baumgardner offer their boot camp in New York City, it is not military training or abs of steal that they promise, it’s feminism.</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:43:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21100 at http://nhpr.org Feminist Spring http://nhpr.org/post/feminist-spring <P>The increasing prominence of women’s issues on a global scale has a number of scholars and activists wondering if we are on the verge of a “Feminist Spring”.&nbsp; Two years after seething political and social discontent exploded into protests that changed the landscape of the Middle East, mass movements are forming around women’s issues. From the streets of India to Steubenville, Ohio, protestors are marching against sexual violence against women. In Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, women are active members of the ongoing resistance. Here in the US, a record number of women are now in congress and running states as governor, and issues like reproductive health and gun control have activated formerly silent female voters. <STRONG>Sahar Khamis</STRONG> is assistant professor of communication at the University of Maryland. She’s written extensively about female activism in the Arab spring uprisings, and joins us for a read of where those struggles stand today.</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:37:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21097 at http://nhpr.org Polygamy's Surprising Feminist Roots http://nhpr.org/post/polygamys-surprising-feminist-roots <p>The pro-female history of polyamory.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:50:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2611 at http://nhpr.org Polygamy's Surprising Feminist Roots The Art of Being a Feminist Body Builder http://nhpr.org/post/art-being-feminist-body-builder <p>Lianne McTavish an art professor from Alberta, Canada puts aside her easel and picks up the dumb bell. We talk to her about the reasons why she opted to create a new identity as a “feminist figure girl”</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:53:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 811 at http://nhpr.org The Art of Being a Feminist Body Builder