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Playlist: New Pop Feminism
In the 1990s TLC, Destiny’s Child, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Missy Elliot, Xena: Warrior Princess, and the Spice Girls introduced an entire generation to messages of girl power and gender equality.
Today, new art and artists have taken up that call, from Beyonce to Orange Is The New Black, from Girls to Lorde. Theirs is not the feminism of the 90s; greater attention is paid to issues of intersectionality between gender, race, sexuality, and class, and the influx of the internet and fragmentations in media and culture have changed the feminist landscape. But many of the underlying issues are the same, now told through new voices. 
Pop culture can be problematic, but it’s also how a lot of people are first introduced to important ideas. With this week’s playlist, we pay tribute to the feminists making waves here and now, ushering in a new generation of girl power

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Playlist: New Pop Feminism

In the 1990s TLC, Destiny’s Child, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Missy Elliot, Xena: Warrior Princess, and the Spice Girls introduced an entire generation to messages of girl power and gender equality.

Today, new art and artists have taken up that call, from Beyonce to Orange Is The New Black, from Girls to Lorde. Theirs is not the feminism of the 90s; greater attention is paid to issues of intersectionality between gender, race, sexuality, and class, and the influx of the internet and fragmentations in media and culture have changed the feminist landscape. But many of the underlying issues are the same, now told through new voices. 

Pop culture can be problematic, but it’s also how a lot of people are first introduced to important ideas. With this week’s playlist, we pay tribute to the feminists making waves here and now, ushering in a new generation of girl power

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Some pro photo-bombing on the scenic Speyside Way.  (at Aberlour Speyside)

Some pro photo-bombing on the scenic Speyside Way. (at Aberlour Speyside)

UNLESS SOMEONE IS DEAD IN A POOL IT ISN’T A GATSBY-THEMED WEDDING.

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Family time in Scotland.

Family time in Scotland.

Today, I read the Eschaton chapter in the Jardins Luxembourg.

Today, I read the Eschaton chapter in the Jardins Luxembourg.

Paris, nous t’aimons.

Paris, nous t’aimons.

Avignon!

Avignon!

Vienna gardens.

Vienna gardens.

Now we are Prague.

Now we are Prague.

First night in Berlin.

First night in Berlin.

Last night in Amsterdam!

Last night in Amsterdam!

First night in Amsterdam. I have decided to relax my position on mandatory bike helmets.

First night in Amsterdam. I have decided to relax my position on mandatory bike helmets.

humansofnewyork:

"My dad died in 9/11. They opened up the museum to families today, so I went this morning. My plan was to go to work after, but I just couldn’t do it.""What happened to him?""He was a cop. He actually had the day off. But as soon as he heard, he drove into the city and got there just in time for the second tower to fall. A witness said that my dad had started to run when the tower fell, but turned back because a trapped woman was calling to him.""What do you remember?""I was in science class. And my teacher told us that there had been a plane crash. That’s all she said. Then I noticed all these kids around me getting phone calls and text messages, and they’d run out of class. So I knew something big was happening. Soon we got let out of school. On the ride home, I remember thinking that my dad was going to be working overtime on this. I imagined he’d be down there everyday, saving people. ‘I bet I won’t see him for weeks,’ I said."

humansofnewyork:

"My dad died in 9/11. They opened up the museum to families today, so I went this morning. My plan was to go to work after, but I just couldn’t do it."
"What happened to him?"
"He was a cop. He actually had the day off. But as soon as he heard, he drove into the city and got there just in time for the second tower to fall. A witness said that my dad had started to run when the tower fell, but turned back because a trapped woman was calling to him."
"What do you remember?"
"I was in science class. And my teacher told us that there had been a plane crash. That’s all she said. Then I noticed all these kids around me getting phone calls and text messages, and they’d run out of class. So I knew something big was happening. Soon we got let out of school. On the ride home, I remember thinking that my dad was going to be working overtime on this. I imagined he’d be down there everyday, saving people. ‘I bet I won’t see him for weeks,’ I said."

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Thousands forced to flee their homes due to Southern California wildfiresDetails: http://nbcnews.to/1lDlLA9 l Photo: Stuart Palley/EPA

nbcnightlynews:

Thousands forced to flee their homes due to Southern California wildfires

Details: http://nbcnews.to/1lDlLA9 l Photo: Stuart Palley/EPA

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