In this week’s episode, we will be analyzing the online feminist publication, Reductress, a The Onion-style website that employs satirical articles and Podcast episodes to expose how both traditional and new media attempt to capitalize on female empowerment yet still perpetuate unhealthy expectations that debilitate women. Our episode will focus on the complexity of utilizing satire in media as a means to generate discussion about and encourage action for current political issues. No matter what gender you identify with, Reductress provides a space for readers to evaluate how we can alter the media landscape to be representative and supportive of all demographics.
Davies, Madeleine. “Reductress Is Devoting Its Entire Site to Rape Jokes That Punch Up”