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Fight the Power! Chuck D. Wants More Women in Rap, Too

Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about the lack of women in hip-hop this week. Last night Starpulse posted a brief quote from Chuck D., front man for seminal rap group Public Enemy who has now become a producer, author and living legend. Chuck has apparently decided that this year he will focus on promoting female artists, songwriters, and executives in the hip-hop scene,...

Colbert weighs in on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

In case you missed it, here's a clip from Stephen Colbert's satirical commentary on the recently passed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for employees to pursue pay discrimination claims.

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Oh, Canada: Bitch on the Broken Social Scene

Last night, a couple of us lucky Bitch ladies got the chance to go to the sold-out-for-weeks Broken Social Scene show here in Portland. It makes sense, right? They’re a collective, just like we are! Read on for our notes and some sweet video clips, after the jump.

Taking Gender Discrimination to the Cleaners

Sure, this New York Times story about gender discrepancy in men's and women's dry cleaning prices may seem a little frivolous (especially considering that most of us can't pay $8.75 to get our shirts cleaned), but props are still in order. Another blow struck in the name of gender equality! More after the jump.

Speaking of Super Bowl Ads

The following was apparently an ad that NBC refused to show during the Super Bowl. It is a commercial featuring an ultra sound of an unborn baby–which all wraps up into an image of Obama. The basic message being: if Obama’s mother had aborted him because it was going to be “hard” to raise him, the U.S. never would have achieved the historic election of a black man.”

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Challenging “Post-Racial” America

Young Jean Lee pushes and pulls the lines of cross cultural theater in her critically acclaimed, "The Shipment."

Big Advertisers Are Watching You

I am not sure if the media-savvy among you have already heard of this phenomenon, but apparently the newest trend in super-creepy-and-invasive advertising is ads that watch you watch them. This new technology, made by a company called Quividi, uses face-tracking technology (and yes, I guess that is a thing) to determine the age, race, and gender of the person viewing the ad. Then, the...

Push Gets a Distributor and Support from Oprah

Quick update: Sundance winner Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire has landed a distributor! News broke yesterday that Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to the film. What’s more, both Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are also backing Push, which means that director Lee Daniels may actually be able to get this film in front of commercial audiences after all....

The Super Bowl Post

So, rather than watch the Super Bowl, I ate food and slept. In spite of my attempts to avoid the whole damn mess, however, I still wound up being forced to deal with the requisite oohs and aaaahs over the commercials. I’m not a big fan of commercials period–but Super Bowl ads are often especially problematic to me because they are well aware that they are appealing to the most base...

Marketing He's Just Not That Into You as a Film that Men Can Get Into

A week prior to the film's release, the marketing team for He's Just Not That Into You has released a video of three of film's male stars - Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Connolly - trying to persuade men to see the film. The reason they think men might actually like the film? Because, they claim, He's Just Not That Into You avoids the top 10 cliches of chick flicks.

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