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Selected Streaming Media
A (rather) random selection of documentaries and other streaming media videos on topics of gender, feminism and intersectionality. There are many, many more that you might find interesting.
Streaming Media: Feminism
lack Feminist is a feature length documentary film surrounding the double edged sword of racial and gender oppression that black women face in America. This documentary is told through interviews from scholars, lecturers, writers, business owners, veterans, comedians and authors.
What is feminism's future
Amber Tamblyn, an actress and writer, speaks with WSJ Editor for Audience and Analytics Carla Zanoni about what gender norms mean today and tomorrow.
What does it mean for women to be both devoted to and in conflict with a powerful religious institution? A riveting example of feminist disobedience, Radical Grace follows three extraordinary American Catholic nuns — including Sister Simone Campbell who plays a pivotal role in the organization of the Nuns on the bus — who faithfully honor their vow of obedience to God, even when it means angering the Church hierarchy.
His & Hers
From kitchens, living rooms, and hallways across the Irish midlands, His & Hers delightfully combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women. This intimate gender and cultural snapshot explores a woman's relationships with the men in her life--father, boyfriend, husband, son. Following sequentially from little girl to old woman, each character portrait is woven with the others into one perfectly crafted cinematic quilt.
#Metoo, now what? (1,2,3,4)
The reckoning has begun. Women have broken their silence and the world is finally listening. To have this moment be a transformative movement in American history, we examine the pain behind the anger, why it took so long for women to speak out, and the price women paid when they "Leaned In" and spoke up. (More episodes are also available)
She's beautiful when she's angry
An essential documentary about the birth of the women's liberation movement. Beginning in the late 1960s, featuring never-seen before archival footage and new interviews, She's Beautiful When She's Angry tells the story of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century, bringing to light the efforts of lesser-known activists, including the Boston authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, and grassroots organizations across the country who played a pivotal role in the struggle.
Last virgin in paradise
Take a beautiful young girl desperate to get out of Marawa, a fictional island in the South Pacific. Add a retired psychology professor from Europe looking for a virgin bride. Stir, then sprinkle liberally with an anthropologist from harvard collecting data on sexual harassment. Pour into mixture a native feminist, educated at the Australian National University, in search of her roots. What do you get? Last Virgin in Paradise.
Streaming Media: Gender
GenderTron: exploring implicit gender bias
How can we use machine learning to provoke new conversations about gender? This talk will discuss a project that questioned the role of technology and design within complex social issues like gender inequality. Drawing from feminist theory and linguistics algorithms, this project developed a research device that monitored spoken ‘gendered language’ within a space and revealed these patterns back to users in real time. This device was implemented in a variety of settings and assessed through the interviews and documentary film.
Gender revolution : a journey with Katie Couric
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.
The Gender Frontier
This film tells about two disturbing stories: that of a woman born into a man's body, and that of a man born into a woman's body. Both will struggle to escape unbearable suffering through sex reassignment surgery. Far from caricatures of transsexuals they openly express their inner gender feelings. What kind of love life is possible for someone with a look different from their anatomical sex? What can one expect from surgery? How can one escape that terrible suffering? Where does the essential core of identity lie?
Gender Beyond the Binary
Five non-binary people discuss their experience of life outside the simple gender binary of male and female. They tell us about the difficulty that society has with their resistance to its attempts to compartmentalize and define people.
Imagine your husband of 25 years comes home one day and says he wants to change his gender and become a woman. Experience the remarkable story of Gayle, a small-town wife whose husband PJ did just that. Is love truly blind? Follow the pair to their high school reunion, when they have to break the news to surprised classmates.
Streaming Media: Intersectionality
TEDTalks: Kimberlé Crenshaw: The Urgency of Intersectionality
Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm.Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.
(Re)Focusing Intersectionality: From Current Status to Origins and Promise
In this video, filmed at the 32nd Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Dr. Bonnie Moradi discusses intersectionality.
A conversation with gender non-conforming, gender non-binary youth
Em and Isa, two gender non-binary youth of color, share their advice for adults who want to provide meaningful and culturally responsive support to transgender, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming young people. Em and Isa join Julie Tilsen in a conversation that focuses not only on the challenges of living beyond the gender binary, but also the liberatory possibilities that exist there as well. Some of the themes these two young people address are: the centrality of language; intersectionality; the effects of white supremacy, misogyny, and transphobia; and the meaning of community. This conversation is an invitation to join Isa, Em, and Julie to listen to and learn from trans youth in their own words.