Resources

TV Shows

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Veronica Mars
  • Farscape
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • #1 Ladies Detective Agency
  • Fringe
  • Sirens
  • Up All Night

Films

 

Feminist Blogs

  • Sociological Images: a smart, critical analysis of media images.
  • Bitch Magazine: is an independent, feminist media organization devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism.
  • Feministe: is one of the oldest feminist blogs designed by and run by women from the ground up.
  • Racialicious: is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture.
  • Feminist Fatale: observes and comments on the cultural environment from a feminist perspective.
  • Women in Media and News: a media analysis, education and advocacy group, works to increase women’s presence and power in the public debate. They also run the WIMN’s Voice Blog.
  • Feminist SF: Feminists blog about science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy. Books, movies, comics, games, reason, & ranting.
  • The Angry Black Woman: Race, Politics, Gender, Sexuality, Anger.

Non Fiction Books

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Misc Videos/blogs

  • Target Women: is a video series created by Sarah Haskins that is apart of InfoMania on Current TV.  It is a critical and funny look at commercials targeted to women.
  • Ill Doctrine:  is a hip-hop video blog hosted by Jay Smooth, creator of the hip hop music blog and founder of New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI’s Underground Railroad.
  • Media Education Foundation: produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
  • bell hooks “Cultural Criticism and Transformation”: In this video, extensively illustrated with many of the images under analysis, she makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism.
  • Nist.tv: an aggregator of feminist videos from across the web, think YouTube for feminism
  • Political Remix Video: This website showcases and promotes some of the best, most innovative and inspiring examples of Political Remix Video
  • Fanlore Wiki: Fanlore is a multi-authored site for, about and by fans and fan communities that create and consume fanworks.
  • Organization for Transformative Works: is a nonprofit organization established by fans to serve the interests of fans by providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan culture in its myriad forms. We believe that fanworks are transformative and that transformative works are legitimate.
  • TV Tropes: A wiki with a continuously growing list of tropes
  • Video: Things We Don’t Have In The Future…and How Fan Arts Can Help by Francesca Coppa
  • Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” [PDF]
  • Allan G. Johnson: is a writer, teacher, and public speaker who works on issues of privilege, oppression, and social inequality.
  • Allan G. Johnson Audio Speech “Untying the Knot of Racism”

News Media Resources

  • Democracy Now!: is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
  • The Real News Network: is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.
  • Al Jazeera or watch on Livestation
  • ZNet is primarily a repository of thousands of political text articles, video, audio and other links.
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986
  • Media Matters: a progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.