Chapter 3 Pop Culture Gone Wild
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1 Pamela Paul. Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (New York: Henry Holt, 2005).
2 Ariel Levy. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (New York: Free Press, 2006).
3 Jennifer Baumgarderner. "Feminism Is a Failure, and Other Myths," AlterNet, November 17, 2005.
4 Whitney Joiner. “Live girl-on-girl action!” Salon.com, June 20, 2006.
5 From a Feministing interview with Rachel Kramer Bussel.
6 R. Scott Moxley. “Slammer Time,” OC Weekly, October 7, 2005.
7 Erin Woods. “Sex and intoxication among women more common on spring break, according to AMA press release, March 8, 2006.
8 Audio interview with Janice Crouse, senior fellow with the Beverly LaHaye Institute, Converned Women for America. Found online at: www.cwfa.org/articles
It is with some trepidation that I’m beginning to delve into researching for Third Wave What. 3WW will be my first feature-length documentary (or anything) about feminism. Feminism today, its roots, the schisms, first wavers, second wavers, and the products of these waves: male, female, and trans*. 3WW will include what those products think today and how they’re keeping feminist discourse and activism alive or why they’re wholly abstaining from it. I don’t want to just scratch the surface or present drawn-out narratives about the feminism of yesteryear. I want to pay homage to it, by letting those in the know contribute to the body of knowledge to be gleaned through this film for future generations and for us. And I want my generation to talk about their feminism (or lack thereof) in the now, so that we know how to better connect with the future generations fighting for equality between the sexes.
Right now I’m in the intel-collecting phase. Making sure I’m orienting myself with the powerful feminism and intersectionality blogs and vlogs of today and the personalities behind them. This also includes getting acquainted with their work, compiling notes, and it also means looking in books (those dusty things) for some gems that I won’t find on the webz.
I’m thinking a bit to the future on how to do this logistically. Multiple flights? Rent a van during one of my two-three week breaks from school, fill it up with my gear and my 1AD and hit the road?
I still have an audio project, and two news packages to shoot/do, so I should hop on those. Doubt I’ll be filming at 2:34 am, so maybe just get more planning for that done.
Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips)
2 Representative Henry Waxman. "The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs," U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, December 2004.
3 Gail Schontzler. "Abstinence speaker pushed religion in school, dad charges," The Daily Chronicle, May 11, 2005.
4 One program teaches that women need “financial support while men need “admiration”. Pg ii "The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs,". Representative Henry Waxman.
7 "In Their Own Words: What Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage Programs Say," Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, August 2005.
8 “Your body is a wrapped lollipop. When you have sex with a man, he unwraps your lollipop and sucks on it.It may feel great at the time, but, unfortunately, when he’s done with you, all you have left for your next partner is a poorly wrapped, saliva-fouled sucker.” Quoted in Camille Hahn. "Virgin Territory," Ms. magazine, fall 2004.
9 “Jessica Simpspn’s Virgin Vow,” Female First, December 30, 2004.
10 Reginald Finger. “Association of Virginity at Age 18 with Educational, Economic, Social, and Health Outcomes in Middle Adulthood,” Adolescent & Family Health, April 2004. The actual article is not available for free, so the link is to a government page, with an overview on the results, research methods, etc.
11 Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect (HB 580).
12 Jodi Wilgoren. "In Nebraska, Rape Charge Follows Legal Marriage, in Kansas, to 14-Year-Old," The New York Times, August 20, 2005.
13 Jonathan Amos. "Ancient phallus unearthed in cave," BBC News, July 25, 2005.
14 Masturbation “is a part of human sexuality, and it’s a part of something that perhaps should be taught — perhaps even as part of our sex ed. Curriculum.” From a December 1994 speech at aUnited Nations-sponsored conference on AIDS. Found online at: www.rotten.com/library/sex/masturbation.
15 "Texas mom faces trial for selling sex toys," Reuters, February 11, 2004.
16 Michael Lemonicka. "Teen Twist on Sex," Time magazine, September 19, 2005.
You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
A couple numbers weren’t links or were links to pages that couldn’t be found, but the majority of the footnotes are linked to below:
- 1 In 1998 Ginia Bellafante asked if feminism was dead.
- 2 Lawrence Summers president of Harvard from 2001 to 2006, asserted that "innate" differences between men and women may be to blame for the disparity of women in science.
- 3 Christine John was placed on administrative leave for getting pregnant out of wedlock Michelle McCusker was fired after school officials learned she was unmarried and pregnant.
- 4 & 5 The horrors that feminism is supposedly responsible for range from silly contradictions to plainly ludicrous examples… Feminism has been blamed for promoting promiscuity; promoting man-hating; the torture at Abu Ghraib; ruining ‘the family’ the feminization of men; the ‘failures’ of Amnesty International and even unfairness to Michael Jackson (p11).
- 6 Mary Rettig, a Concerned Women for America Official: links the increase of female prisoners to the feminist agenda.
- 8 Vaginal rejuvanation.
- 10 The F-Word by Rebecca Traister