We often talk about how the media treats women horribly in this country, but we also often lose sight of the way media pigeonholes men to reinforce all those horrible attitudes. In this amazing video, an artist named Guante explains how what hurts women can also damage men.
NSFW warning: He uses some pretty coarse language at the beginning, but I promise it’s worth staying to the end. At 1:25, he calls out the media for hurting girls and women. At 2:10, he calls out the media for hurting boys and men. And at 3:15, he gets to the point.
If you think dudes should be allowed to express feelings, you could Like Guante on Facebook
. And you could share this. Your call.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-tell-this-dude-to-man-up-you-better-be-prepared-to-learn-why-what-you-said-is-awful
Don’t you just love when Hollywood gets it right? The natural gas extraction industry’s public relations campaign has been impressive in garnering ideological support behind the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). It’s about time the truth fights back — and in the most accessible way possible. Spread the word so we can raise awareness of the truly harmful effects of fracking.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/my-farm-is-gone-and-all-i-have-left-is-matt-damons-movie
I’m not going to waste any time by having you read a bunch of words that I have to say on the subject. Just press play and let the realizations wash over you.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/have-you-ever-noticed-the-difference-between-same-sex-kisses-in-mainstream-movies
Syl Johnson’s voice could melt a frozen stick of butter. After decades of that fact standing in stark contrast with the state of his career, his records started being sampled by a wide array of rappers.
While I’m not sure how I feel about how he’s decided to approach that development (with an army of lawyers), I think having this man back in front of a microphone is something we can all celebrate.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/meet-one-of-the-best-soul-singers-you-ve-ever-heard-but-never-heard-of
Neil Gaiman has a voice that would calm a cat in a cold shower. He also has an epic graduation speech that gives me chills every time I watch it. My favorite bit starts at 9:40. I’d give you other timestamps, but honestly? This whole thing is wonderful.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/6-ways-to-make-sure-you-dont-hate-your-life-and-actually-enjoy-it-and-stuff-5
I get it. You are frustrated. You are tired of feeling powerless. You want things to change. If only there was a way… Oh! Hi, way!
At 1:47, they bust out some pretty impressive ideas. At 2:35, I got really inspired. At 4:00, my brain exploded. And at 4:40, they explain how protesting doesn’t solve everything and how you can help.
And then at 6:29, you feel compelled to click the share button and make the first baby step toward making the world a better place.
All done? I didn’t think so either. Yep, click that share button.
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Can we get the news networks and all the sports-related channels to broadcast this message on a loop for a full 24 hours? The story she shares around a minute in illustrates her point p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y, and everyone should hear what she has to say.
No time for video? Here’s a highlight:
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Things certainly can mean different things to different people, and when you first hear this joke in the sixth episode of Mindy Kaling’s funnilicious show, you don’t think twice about a deeper meaning. But… if there are billions of brown girls all over the world (including America), why is it so rare for one to be the lead in a TV show?
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-simple-joke-about-a-super-obvious-problem-in-hollywood-said-in-a-refreshingly-sly-way-5
President Obama is on a campaign to get everyone covered under the Affordable Care Act, so he made a stop on the worst talk show ever, “Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis.”
Zach has a tendency to be rude to his guests. The president has a tendency to not tolerate that nonsense. Comedy ensues.
DISCLOSURE: This is a comedy bit and not a real thing. Don’t panic.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/president-obama-burns-a-rude-celebrity-and-then-teaches-him-how-to-get-it-treated