BY kelsey haight in Boob Tube on Apr 18, 2014 |
Sex permeates the lives of teenagers in one way or another; whether it’s vaguely through the media, gossip at school or directly from adults and educators. A lot of the time teens have more misconceptions and questions than answers. Luckily, a group of informed students in Nassau County took strides to raise awareness and open dialogue about Sex Ed for their peers and horny teens everywhere! The students collaborated with Connected Health Solutions to make ... Read More
BY Gina Furfaro in Boob Tube on Apr 18, 2014 |
In case you haven’t hopped on the House of Cards bandwagon yet, here are five reasons why this political drama will tickle your feminist fancy:
1) It passes the Bechdel test.
Yes, there are scenes with two female characters with names that talk to each other about something other than men. Woo!
2) Robin Wright is a bad-ass in this show. Her role as Mrs. Claire Underwood is bold, sexy and sometimes pretty darn scary. Also, she ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Apr 17, 2014 |
Looks like Orange Is the New...back. (Sorry.)
Despite the onslaught of other binge-able TV shows in the interim months (True Detective, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, etc.) the absense of Jenji Kohan's sleeper hit Netflix series has been felt. Much has already been written about how thrilling it is to see an unflinching depiction of women – almost exclusively women – moving through the annals of prison. So many former taboos in a single show! In ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Boob Tube on Apr 11, 2014 |
What happens in Vegas, will hopefully stay in Vegas this week.
Yesterday, during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, thankfully survived an airborne black and orange athletic shoe unscathed.
The shoe was thrown by an unidentified woman in the audience, who was later detained and curiously did not explain why she felt so inclined to throw footwear at the lovely Hilary during her speech ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Apr 10, 2014 |
Sorry, ladies. Despite our astute list of suggestions for female possi-hosts for the Late Show, looks like CBS has made up its testosterone-molded mind -- Stephen Colbert is set to replace David Letterman as head anchor and pithmeister in this most coveted spot on night-time television. Naturally, questions arise. Namely:
1) Will he be wrapping up the national news day in character? Of course it's nice to see someone with some established flair (and a ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Boob Tube on Apr 07, 2014 |
Get ready for it; we’re about to see a bunch of white males scrambling for the Late Show spot now that David Letterman has announced his retirement. The current top contenders include Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and Conan O’Brien. *yawn*
Men have traditionally hosted late night television because of the outdated gendered blocking of Television viewing times. Daytime television has no shortage of female hosts because daytime TV's assumed ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Apr 03, 2014 |
I have lived my entire life-to-date after the example of a few (...fictional) figures from pop culture. If you are likewise addicted to television, perhaps you empathize. Un-coincidentally, I have also lived my life prizing a few very basic truths, such as: 1) there is world-altering power in a funny anecdote and 2) to quote Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous: "the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Apr 03, 2014 |
Straight outta Bushwick, two up and coming lady comics have started another great new web-series. I'm talking about the satirical #Girlsplaining Sports, starring Kirin McCrory and Gemma Kaneko as two would-be sports news anchors. Only instead of sitting around a table saying ridiculous things about actual games, these two select “sports topics” from a mug of viewer suggestions and take thirty seconds to comment on the news item/practice/trend...in girl ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Boob Tube on Apr 02, 2014 |
With the event of increasingly female-centric TV programs like Broad City and Girls, more often than usual we find ourselves yelling passionately at the screen, "Yes! Yes! That's exactly how it is!" That's the power of representation, and the reason it matters. Individuals who never feel kinship with what they see in media can wind up with a nasty sense of isolation. Seeing people with whom I can identify represented on TV makes me feel more comfortable with ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Boob Tube on Apr 02, 2014 |
In case you didn’t know, we are currently in the middle of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. (Hooray!) However, there’s nothing more sobering than seeing an incredibly misogynistic catcalling advertisement promoting…chocolate candy? Snickers decided it was a good idea to hire actors to play construction workers to yell “loud empowering statements” at women on the street. But, watch the women’s reactions. Very few of ... Read More