Here are the highlights from our social media coverage this week:
-“There’s so many men who care deeply about these issues, but caring deeply is not enough, we need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women, not against them.” –Upworthy highlights Jackson Katz’s brilliant “Violence & Silence” TED talk.
“PepsiCo says it’s pulling an outrageous Mountain Dew commercial that has offended online viewers in recent days due to sensitivities in terms of racism and violence toward women…”We understand how this video could be perceived by some as offensive, and we apologize to those who were offended,” the rep said.” – Adweek
-H&M’s online “Beachwear” collection features plus-sized model Jennie Runk. “And no, her section isn’t labeled “Plus-Size Beachwear” — it’s just beachwear, period. No big deal.” – Jezebel
-“One study found that more than 50% of ads in women’s magazines portrayed women as objects” – University of Saskatchewan students break down gender and advertising, in this short video via Upworthy
-“Pollan scolds that “American women now allow corporations to cook for them” and rues the fact that women have lost the “moral obligation to cook” they felt during his 1960s childhood…The historically inaccurate blaming of feminism for today’s food failings implies that women were, are, and should be responsible for cooking and family health.” – Salon
-Yahoo! doubles paid maternity leave for new employees from 8 to 16 weeks, and adds an 8 week paternity leave option for fathers. – Mashable
-The creator of the X Factor introduces a new show in which men judge naked women’s bodies, explaining, “[T]he entire idea of the show is to let men talk about the bodies of naked women while the woman is standing right in front of them. The female body thirsts for words. The words of a man.” Elizabeth Plank of PolicyMic fights back.