Intersectionality in the Women’s March

  In light of the recent events, I thought it would be appropriate to share a video of actress America Ferrera’s opening speech for the Women’s March on Washington. In her speech, she addresses the refusal that a single politician can represent the great diversity of the United States, and highlights the necessity for unity […]

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The Urgency of Intersectionality

This Ted Talk by Kimberle Crenshaw directly correlates to her literature piece we read in class. Her Ted Talk begins with an elimination activity where the audience stands and she begins naming off names of people who have died as a result of police violence. If anyone in the audience does not recognize the name, […]

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Grey’s Anatomy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJyZeTzLIY (Links to an external site.) I chose this clip from Season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy, episode 9, titled “Crash Into Me” because it’s from a very popular television show that discusses intersectionality frequently, and it relates very well to the piece we read by Kimberlé Crenshaw. In this clip, a man comes into the Emergency […]

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Lookin Ass and the Oppositional Gaze

Going off of Melissa’s initial posting of Nicki Minaj’s music video, “Lookin Ass,” I was immediately reminded of Bell Hooks’s, “The Oppositional Gaze.” I was particularly struck by Melissa’s analysis, “In Nicki’s video, close ups of her body, specifically her butt, represent the typical sexualization of black women. This makes the critique that follows in […]

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African American Women in Music Videos

In her essay “The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators,” bell hooks discusses the relationship of black women to mass media that renders them invisible. Whereas previous scholarship by Laura Mulvey put forward a binary of possible viewing positions centered on identification with either the male/dominant or the female/submissive viewpoint put forward in media, hooks discusses […]

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YouTube to The UN

This YouTube video is from Ingrid Nilsen, who is a popular YouTube personality, and has become more exploratory in the realms of politics and social issues in the recent years. Ingrid publicly came out as a lesbian on her YouTube channel in June of 2015 to her large audience, and the entire Internet. More recently, […]

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