Posts tagged: Gender

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test
It’s been a few years since I’ve checked in with The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies so I thought it would be a good time to look in on Hollywood and see if there’s been any substantial improvement in women’s representations on the big screen.  In this updated video, I go through the 2011 films […]
LEGO & Gender Part 2: The Boys Club
Watch Part 1: LEGO Friends In part 1 of my two part LEGO and Gender series, I explored how LEGO went terribly wrong with LEGO Friends and provided a brief history of LEGO’s ridiculous and slightly hilarious attempts to market to girls since the late 70′s. In part 2, I delve into how LEGO shifted their […]
LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends
Watch Part 2: The LEGO Boys’ Club LEGO announced that after 4 years of intensive research, they have finally come up with a LEGO product that fulfills the desires of “how girls naturally build and play.” This new theme is called LEGO Friends and it’s a pink and purple, gender segregated, suburban wasteland populated by Barbie/Bratz […]
Toy Ads and Learning Gender
Created for Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium I recently watched afternoon cartoons on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and I was shocked to find a flood of highly gendered toy commercials. These ads not only market toys to children but it also promotes and encourages gender specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls […]
“Remixing Pop Culture” Event Videos
I organized “Remixing Popular Culture: Subverting Gender and Sexuality with Remix Video” at California State University, Northridge in March 2010 to explore how remix video can subvert gender and sexuality. I was joined by Jonathan McIntosh, Alexis Lothian, and Julie Levin Russo to talk about Political Remix Video and Vidding. Here is the two part video […]
Feminist Frequency on Critical Commons
I have recently published a lecture series featured on Critical Commons.  This collection of video clips and commentaries analyze the gender politics of TV shows ranging from Roseanne, to Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Fringe, Glee and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Critical Commons is a great site that utilizes fair use to support the use of […]
Event: Remixing Pop Culture
I have been busy organizing this great event coming up in March at California State University, Northridge.  If you live in or are visiting the Los Angeles area you should come out and watch some of the most intriguing remix videos that subvert traditional gender and sexuality norms.  The videos will be curated and presented by […]