Because of the YouTube culture I’ve been immersed in lately, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for some good and/or bad feminism-related videos. Aside from Feministing, there seems to be a lack of anyone really interested in any feminist issues, at least on YouTube and maybe beyond. There are a whole lot of “on the street” interviews (“I’m not a feminist, but…”) and feminist bashing (because we’re all man-haters, yo), and a few “feminist” rants… about men. Sigh.
I totally admit that I’ve been out of the game lately, too. But, in order to keep my toes in the “F” pool, I’ve spent copious amounts of time on YouTube watching these videos, wondering about my decision to get a degree in Women’s Studies (since its so applicable in real life and all) and generally feeling sorry for myself. I’ve considered vlogging my own thoughts, and bracing myself for the inevitable negative comments that would follow my channel (note to self: get YouTube channel) and just getting myself into a whole new world where feminism is bad and women should just be happy with the fact that they’re almost equal (if you look at NOW, they have a handy reference page of where inequality still exists, just in case you were wondering).
Where have all of the feminists gone? Are they having a party and just not inviting me, because I make some killer drinks.
I did run across jennyhagel’s Channel. She’s a dorky (not dumpy) women’s studies professor by day, and a feminist rapper… well, by day. She’s adorable and I feel her pain. Its hard to explain why women’s studies is important, and when you finally do, and nobody cheers… well, you question the whole reason why you even went into that field when you could have, say, just studied PHP programming. Grumble.
Check it, yo. All you ladies in the field will get it… everyone else, just smile and nod.
“Its a rape whistle, without the ‘E’ ”
So, what’s a girl to do?