“Beauty isn’t between a size zero and a size eight,” says Ellen Degeneres in this takedown of Abercrombie & Fitch and other retailers who think they’re too cool to carry clothes for any woman bigger than a size 10.
In honour of today being the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia: Broad Comedy (Erin Roberg, Katie Goodman, and Maggie Garver) performs “The Homophobia Song”, aka “You’re Probably Gay”.
One bank in Swiss partnered with a local women’s organization in a gutsy plan to raise awareness of wage inequality: they shorted men trying to withdraw money from an ATM by 20%, the approximate wage gap in Switzerland.
Here’s Jackie Chan:
I think it’s potentially problematic to imply that “coming out” as an ally is as risky as it is for LGBT folks, but I think it’s a simple campaign with a good aim. You can see the rest of the videos here.
And if you haven’t seen it yet – something more uplifting than funny is this video of the singing that broke out in the New Zealand Parliament after same-sex marriage was legalized earlier this week:
In this episode, the Geek Therapist counsels a girl who doesn’t realize being a superhero is about much more than just the “super” abilities.
Earlier this week the Associated Press made a crucial decision to eliminate the inaccurate and dehumanizing phrase “illegal immigrant” from their 2013 style guide.
But even though the New York Times is “considering a change”, they haven’t yet dropped the term, which means this video from Colorlines’ Drop the I-Word campaign is still very relevant: