How to Fight Sexism with Data, Facts and T-shirt Slogans

The Feminist Shop is a new online store founded by Virginia Mendez and Chris McEldowney. In my video interview, Virginia tells me how she’s fighting sexism and gender inequality by offering a space online where people can find, not only apparel and gifts, but also books and other resources to help them on their feminist journey.

In the interview, we talk about how she used to NOT be a feminist, what changed her mind, the one thing she thinks will make a difference in the fight for women’s rights, how she’s raising her kids to be feminists, and the media’s impact on all of us.

We also share that we believe we’re at a tipping point and that we’re living inside a historical moment for feminists.

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Time Stamps

4:20 Can anyone call themselves a feminist?

7:37 Environmental responsibility as a business.

— > The Ugly Truth Of Fast Fashion | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

10:09 How feminists get fueled up.

13:23 How the media impacts feminism.

19:40 Are white men getting a bad rap?

25:01 Virginia’s children don’t no gender. Yet.

31:46 About OMGYES

—> Virginina’s blog post about OMGYES

39:02 How you can take action in small ways

45:24 John Oliver’s segment about bias in medicine.

—> Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

46:27 About the book Invisible Women.

—> Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez  (Amazon affiliate link)

47:49 We’re living inside a historical moment.

The Feminist Shop (affiliate link). Use code PLUSSIZENERD for 10% off.

Mika y Lolo by Virginia Mendéz

Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein (Amazon affiliate link)

How to Fight Sexism

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