Maid Cafe brings Japanese Anime Fetish to NY - Employees at the Maid Cafe in NYC dress in pink maid costumes and call the patrons "master" or "princess." Reuters interviews patrons and employees who explain and justify the appeal of the cafe. - Yahoo Screen
Desperate Housewives - A scene from the show "Desperate Housewives" that implies that the worst thing that can happen to a woman's hair is an afro. - Mark Cherry, 03/21/2012
How the Media Failed Women in 2013 - A video on how women are still being poorly represented and objectified in the media. Yet there were strides towards empowerment of women in 2013 we still must achieve better. - The Representation Project, 12/3/2013
Wild Wife - A clip of the 1954 cartoon short called "Wild Wife". - Dailymotion, 5/7/2011
Media: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - Many people are familiar with the classic symptoms of a heart attack: chest pain and shortness of breath. But what they might not realize is that about two-thirds of women exhibit less-typical symptoms, such as subtle pressure or tightness in the chest, rather than the male presentation of full-blown chest pain.
The Hidden Bigotry of Crosswords- Last month, Sally Hoelscher published her first crossword puzzle in The New York Times. It was Presidents’ Day; the theme was memoirs by first ladies. Like lots of nerdy subcultures, the crossword puzzle has a buzzing ecosystem, and it whirred into action.
Video games' sexual double standard may have real-world impact - This article talks about how the gaming industry's over sexualization of female characters can have an adhere affect on the real world. Gaming Industry justifies it's use of Barbie like proportions as stating that is what the audience wants. But studies conducted by Ohio State University and Stanford's Jeremy Bailenson have concluded that women who played or associated themselves with hypersexualized avatars were at higher risk to fall victim to myth rape statements. - Yannick LeJacq, 10/20/2013
Raising My Rainbow - This is a reflection of the authors desire to be a good parent to her twin boy and girl. Like a typical parent they are always searching for some form of guidance or knowledge to be the very best. He then one day ran across the novel Raising My Rainbow which followed C.J. who is a gender fluid 5 year old boy. The rest is an excerpt of the book. - Raising My Rainbow: Lori Duron Forward: David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris, 9/3/2013
Understanding Gender Nonconforming Children- Goes over the social acceptance of gender and gender fluidity. It is acceptable for a girl to be playing sports, but a boy who is interested in Barbies or anything else that society considers feminine, will be ridiculed and bullied. It goes more into detail on how these issues impact their schooling. - Susan Page, 9/5/2013
8-Year-Old Gets Sexist 'How To Survive Almost Anything' Books Pulled Off The Shelf - Constance Cooper and her daughter KC were wandering a bookstore when KC noticed two books "How to Survive Anything". Each aimed towards a specific gender the eight year old KC was appalled by the sexism within the two books. The boys version addressed serious life issues such as surviving a tornado while the girls version had chapters on teaching your cat to sit. Constance and soon a bookstore clerk immediately removed the books off the shelves. - Mandy Velez,10/4/2013
Infographic: How to win a Best Actress Oscar (spoiler alert: play a wife)- An article discussing infographics on how Oscar awards are divided by role for men and women. Majority of awards given to woman play mothers or sisters, more of a support role. While men are mainly given awards for playing historical roles which are more central to the film. - Katie Halper, 1/24/2014
Barbie Doll- A poem reflecting on the social constructs for woman to be perfect to look like a doll. - Marge Piercy, 1/1/2004