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Feminist Frequency: Conversations with Pop Culture
Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces.
Makers: Women who Make America
A Documentary produced by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) from materials also archived on the website Makers.com.
Smithsonian Education: Women's History Teaching Resources
Search here for documents, photographs, and audio files from the Smithsonian's online archives
Voices of Feminism Oral History Project
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, the Voices of Feminism Oral History Project documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century.
TED Talk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus: A Novel (2004), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), The Thing Around Your Neck : Short Stories (2009), and Americanah : A Novel (2014). Born in Nigeria, she attended college in the United States, and has been awarded a number of prizes and fellowships, including an O. Henry Prize, A Commonwealth Writer's Prize, A PEN Beyond Margins Award, and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.
Courtney Martin: Reinventing Feminism
Blogger Courtney Martin (raised in Colorado Springs) examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.
Films in Tutt Library
Generation M [DVD] : Misogyny in Media and Culture
Call Number: HQ1233 .G46 2008
The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture.
I Was a Teenage Feminist [DVD]
Call Number: HQ1421 .I92 2004
Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, Therese probes diverse sources including Gloria Steinem, rowdy frat boys, a Cosmo-reading opera singer and even her own mother, to find out whether feminism can still be a source of personal and political power
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .O764 2004
Publication Date: 2004
A widowed grandmother, mother, and daughter are facing starvation. Since the foreign doctors have been driven away, the mother's employment at the hospital ends. Thus the young daughter, at the risk of being discovered and killed, masquerades as a boy in order to earn money--a necessity since they cannot leave the house without a male escort.
Passionate Politics [DVD] : The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch
Call Number: HQ1413.B86 P37 2011
"Brings Charlotte [Bunch]'s story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer, to lesbian feminist activist to internationally recognized leader. Charlotte's story is told by women from Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean who have worked with her to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Interwoven throughout the film are excerpts from Charlotte's personal letters that illuminate her determination to create a more just world
Patently Offensive [DVD] : Porn Under Siege
Call Number: HQ472.U6 P38 2010
This film examines pornography in its social and historical context, and the debate about pornography that touches many of today's issues: individual rights, censorship, feminist theory, artistic freedom and family values.
Running in High Heels [DVD]
Call Number: HQ1236.5.U6 R85 2005
Documentary explores various aspects of women, politics, feminism, fashion and tradition. The story follows the political campaign of Emily, an engaging but untried 29 year-old woman, as it posits the question: Should women vote for women, regardless of politics? Interwoven with Emily's story are a chorus of powerful women from the left and right of American politics, from comically conservative old-timer Phyllis Schlafly to Rosalind Wiseman, whose books begat the movie, Mean Girls.
Some American Feminists [DVD] / produced by the National Film Board of Canada
Call Number: HQ1154 .S583 2013
Interviews and newsreel footage place the American feminist movement in an historical perspective. Six of the women who gave impetus to the movement discuss those issues that most concern them. Interviewer, Luce Guilbeault ; Featuring: Rita Mae Brown, Margo Jefferson, Kate Millet, Lila Karp, Ti-Grace Atkinson, and Betty Friedan
Books on Women in Media & Film, & Women Filmmakers
eminist Frequency is a not-for-profit educational organization that analyzes modern media’s relationship to societal issues such as gender, race, and sexuality.
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