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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4:20 Can anyone call themselves a feminist?
7:37 Environmental responsibility as a business.
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
39:02 How you can take action in small ways
45:24 John Oliver’s segment about bias in medicine.
46:27 About the book Invisible Women.
47:49 We’re living inside a historical moment.
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