Regendering is a powerful tool to reveal unexamined gender stereotypes in anything from movies to literature. This tool, called the HTML5 Gendered Advertising Remixer, allows you to regender children’s toy commercials by playing the audio for a boy’s toy commercial with the video for a girl’s toy, or vice versa.
The Athena Film Festival attempted to put a dent in the male-dominated movie industry this week, saying they, “[celebrate] the stories of women who have made a difference across the globe.” The link includes ten clips from the movies shown.
Avid misogynist Foster Freiss (yes, that’s really his name), a major donor to Rick Santorum’s campaign, said on MSNBC this week that, “You know, back in my days, they’d use Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” The host, Andrea Mitchell, had a pristine moment of what is this I don’t even, because she’d never truly believed that anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. The video is worth the watch.
Even Rick Santorum, the man who described rapists as being on a Blues Brothers-like mission from God, is backing away from this guy, pretending he’s “had a consistent record on this of supporting women’s right to have contraception. I’ve supported funding for it.”
Image is of Polly Pocket, from the HTML5 Gendered Advertising Remixer.