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09

Mar

19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women

A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally

There are more “non-humans” on TV than women. Talk about unequal gender representation in the media.

(via yourlittle-bird)

15

Feb

This roundtable discussion on the state of black tv is great - and all the creators are women! I love it. Props to Andrea Lewis for organizing this great video. 

PS I love Issa Rae so much. “Awkward Black Girl” is my jam.

13

Feb

everydayblunders:

youngblackandvegan:

smokindick:

Erika Alexander Explains Why White Executives Only Cast Black Actors in Stereotypical Roles 

one of the realest things i’ve ever watched

A fascinating exploration of some of the problems with television and film today with regards to representation of people of color…and also a fascinating reminder that The Cosby Show was on not that long ago and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t thought of by anyone as solely a “black show” but a great one.

Your morning video for the day!

20

Jan

rookiemag:

scavengervortex:

awkward question for mayim 

<3

-anna f

Mad respect for Mayim Bialik.

12

Jan

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

decourfeynated:

in which a teen movie from the 80s describes sexual misogyny in three sentences at the eighth grade reading level.

The Breakfast Club came out in 1985, and that double standard is alive and well nearly 30 years later.

Why the Breakfast Club remains one of my favorite movies. Cultural stereotypes, be damned.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

decourfeynated:

in which a teen movie from the 80s describes sexual misogyny in three sentences at the eighth grade reading level.

The Breakfast Club came out in 1985, and that double standard is alive and well nearly 30 years later.

Why the Breakfast Club remains one of my favorite movies. Cultural stereotypes, be damned.

(Source: typhoidmary)

25

Nov

24

Nov

explore-blog:

gradientlair:

star-spangledpanties:

I just want to say that this is why minority representation in the media matters. Mae Jemison was inspired to become an astronaut after watching Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on Star Trek. 

Media is NEVER “just” media.

No, it’s never “just” media. Which is why we started The Reconstructionists

(Source: misterkingdom)

18

Nov

03

Nov

yourlifeisbutyourown:

petyagencheva:

shinemoonnear:

When did you stop feeling beautiful?

Dove commercials always get it.

This is actually a very cute commercial!

Gave me chills…

A commercial in the mainstream worth sharing and giving out a positive method about women’s insecurities!

01

Nov

8 Reasons Elle Woods Is A True Role Model