I first saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk “We Should All Be Feminists” in 2014 when I was a freshman in college in my Gender Studies class. I then heard a snippet of it again in Beyoncé’s “Flawless” around the same time. I’ve come back to watch it a few times since then, before watching… Continue reading “We Should All Be Feminists”
On Twitter, people have taken up the trend of asking their friends, family, teachers and even companies to get them something if they get a certain amount of retweets. I first noticed this trend during finals season a few years ago when students would try to get out of a final if they could get… Continue reading “How many retweets?”
Who knew that all you needed to do to end social injustices was to hand a police officer a Pepsi during a protest? Unfortunately Pepsi didn’t exactly think their new ad featuring Kendall Jenner through, because it really isn’t that easy. Several brands have gotten away with using social issues in their ads by… Continue reading Pepsi “Missed the Mark”
Snapchat was the first app to have a “Stories” function. Each story would last 24 hours before it would disappear forever. Eventually Instagram, owned by Facebook, mirrored the idea with their own version of stories called “Instagram stories.” Very original. Facebook also added stories to their other apps, WhatsApp and Messenger. On Tuesday, Facebook copied… Continue reading So many places to post your story
Sexual harassment and assault in the music scene is unfortunately not something new or rare. Over the past few years in the pop punk/alternative rock music community, a lot of bands have been accused of harassment and assault. Bands and their teams have responded terribly to accusations like these, while others tried to do the… Continue reading Bands Addressing Sexual Harassment Claims
Angry current and former employees can create a PR disaster for a company. That is exactly what is happening to a company called Thinx. Thinx makes underwear that can be worn during menstruation as a substitute or supplement to traditional feminine hygiene products. It is known for integrating a feminist stance into it’s marketing and… Continue reading Angry employees makes for bad PR
The first trailer for the live-action version of The Little Mermaid came out today. The film is based on the 1837 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Most people are familiar with the 1989 Disney animated film based on the same fairy tale. However, this live-action version has no ties to Disney. The storyline of this… Continue reading Competition for Disney?