Thursday, November 29, 2012
Every day, comedian Jen Kirkman is sent messages by angry people, not just men, about how she isn't funny and only pretty. It happens to every comedian who is female, as we all know. Sure you can ignore all the horrendous trolls on the internet, but you can stand up and say, "This is wrong! Someone else, say something too!" And so Jen Kirkman has declared a strike against twitter until men in comedy start supporting her and vowing that women can indeed be funny. And she's right: men in comedy often do not show support (or opposition) of social issues, like gay rights or racism.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
|Restless cast, photo courtesy of Sundance Channel|
"A is For". It's a beautiful project that highlights men and women who support women's rights. They encourage people to wear their scarlet letter with pride to show that they should not be shamed in to silence, like Hester. Donations will support the Center for Reproductive Rights, and in exchange donators will get an A ribbon to wear. Some of your favorite celebrities are showing their support on video for you to share! Be sure to check out Plimpton's speech and the transcript from NYC's Unite Women rally and see Jane Lynch's video after the jump!