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Vanessa D. Fisher
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Part Three in my video series on the wage gap aims to open a creative conversation about the future of work, money and gender. I start by discussing some of the current feminist arguments advocating that women be paid for their emotional labor as a way of closing the wage gap, and I share why I think these arguments are often myopic. At the same time, I utilize the "emotional labor" argument to dive into a deeper and wider discussion about the potentially powerful incentive for "re-valuing care" as a society in a way that could offer both men and women more work-life balance and more fulfilling lives. I finish by opening the floor for a creative discussion with you all about the future...
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This is the first of three videos that will tackle an investigation of the wage gap in an attempt to go beyond popular rhetoric and get underneath its underlying causes. This week’s video discusses the often quoted statistic that women earn 77 (or 79 or 82) cents on every man's dollar for the same work. Where does this statistic come from? And is it an accurate representation of gender discrimination in the workplace?
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Last night, I spontaneously sat down in front of my web cam to discuss some of my struggles and vulnerability in being part of the gender and sexuality conversation. I got a bit emotional half way through, which was unexpected, but I decided to just let the camera keep rolling...
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Just uploaded my new video. This week I explore why huge groups of women (the anti-suffragists) organized during the 19th century in Britain and America to oppose women getting the vote. I explore how the ideas of Charles Darwin and the "cult of sensibility" helped defined the anti-suffrage movement, and discuss how the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements came to mutually shape the ideas and rhetoric of first wave feminism....
Oh, and I curled my hair, which is obviously the most important part.
Hope you enjoy... :)

https://youtu.be/zBPhpGAZ8uQ
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In my video this week, which I've titled, “Why I’d Rather Be An Artist Than A Gender Activist”, I offer a response to a criticism I sometimes receive that I don’t take a strong enough stand on one side or the other of the gender debates. I explore why I hold my orientation more in the lineage of an artist/philosopher than a traditional gender activist and utilize the artistic work of one of my idols, European performance artist Marina Abramovic, to illustrate why I believe an artist's approach offers great value to any engagement we have in contentious and seemingly intractable social conflicts--whether we are talking about gender or any other topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK74UoTG-00
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This kicks off the first of a series of videos I'll be doing exploring the controversial debates surrounding the Wage Gap. This short video offers a breakdown of the issue and outlines what I identify as three distinctly different layers of the wage gap conversation which are often conflated in debates on whether the wage gap exists or not. I'll be exploring these three distinct levels of the wage gap discussion, so as to open the possibility of a more holistic and meaningful way of understanding the issues.
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My short off-the-cuff rant about money and sexuality, inspired by some of my experiences working as a waitress at a strip club. Some of my views on sexuality as it shows up in the waitressing industry and the role it plays in women's tips. I also share some of my opinions on sexual harassment and how I deal with it at my own workplace. This video is also a bit of a teaser for my upcoming video which will offer a deep investigation of the "wage gap" and "wage gap myth" as it is currently being debated.
https://youtu.be/dbQp-g6ImGQ
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Just uploaded my new video starting a deeper investigation of the historical battle for voting rights (for both men & women) and its wider meaning. You'll probably be surprised by how much you never new about suffrage. I start with posing some provocative questions to kick off the discussion, and then dive into an exploration of the suffrage movement-- it's origins, its ideas, and its detractors-- that will shed new light on feminism and men's rights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KzbedKv27g
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A fascinating exploration of homosexuality, from its role as a force of social cohesion among primates, to its widespread practice in early ancient cultures, to it’s taboo under Christianity, and into it’s newly emergent modern and postmodern forms. Award-winning author and research scientist Gilles Herrada and I discuss the unique role homosexuality and homosexual love has played throughout the ages, and asks where homosexual identity might be headed for the future…
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Kathmandu, Nepal - Seoul, South Korea - Moscow, Russia - Vancouver, Canada
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