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Vanessa D. Fisher
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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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In this week’s video, I respond to a viewer who asked me the question: “Are Moderates the Enemy of Gender Equality?” That is, are moderate feminists simply a cloak for the actions of radicals, and thus equally culpable for the actions of radicals? Btw, a very similar question currently plagues discussions about many social movements and religions (like Islam). You can check out my answer to this loaded question here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1xDf1c5bjs
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My latest upload on my new YouTube channel.
An intimate and vulnerable examination of power, sex, and the law, this dialogue aims to re-frame the sexual harassment debate; calling us all into a higher level of awareness and compassion in how we deal with our sexual exchanges.
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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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What do Stripclubs have to do with cognitive biases? This week I go on a bit of a riff in response to a question from a viewer about how I approach sex and gender issues. This dovetails into an exploration about some of my experiences working as a waitress at a Stripclub and how I try to thwart cognitive biases in order to bridge open inquiry. If you stay till the very end of the video I also reveal some of my giant torso tattoo that I had done in Nepal, as requested by Adriennea...

https://youtu.be/dVu740Sr2hM
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Hey Mad, Thanks for the comment and sorry for my slow reply. I'm glad you enjoyed the video and also sent it out to some friends :) Yes, it is always hard not to be attached to how people respond when we share ideas with them.

Sharing the tattoo at the end actually wasn't a conscious strategy. It sort of happened organically and felt like it fit best at the end.

I'll aim to talk a bit slower also, as I realize a lot of this is new content for people. Thanks for the feedback.
Best, V
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“The Angel in of the House” refers to the archetype of ideal womanhood in 19th Century Britain, and offers a jumping off point to explore the revolutionary ideas and contradictions behind the first wave feminist movement. To understand where we are today, we need to understand our past. This episode begins the first of a series of videos I’ll be doing diving into the ideas about gender that have shaped us in unconscious and lasting ways. This video sets the stage and context for first wave feminism and the emergence of the suffrage movement.

https://youtu.be/jTIJNmaKmao
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Tired of the constant bickering between Feminists and Men's Rights Activists? Searching for non-ideological quality journalism on sex and gender issues that you can trust? Got questions about sexuality that go beyond the typical polarized opinions? If so, I invite you to join me in a different kind of inquiry into Sex, Gender & Power for the new Millennium.

This is the intro video for my new channel "Sex, Gender & Power". I share a bit about who I am and the purpose of this YouTube channel. Feel free to ask any questions or pose topics in the comments that you'd like me to cover in my upcoming videos...
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Yes, I agree with your points Helena. And I'll definitely parse out different aspects of the MRA movement, the PUAs, the anti-feminists, MGTOWs etc. That will come with further videos and nuance. I think the same should be true though for Feminism, and respecting it's complexity and that not all women who identify as feminists are man-haters. This adds to the same problem of mud-slinging. And appealing to diversity can become it's own dodge within feminism as well (and I'd argue within men's movements if they don't also acknowledge the shadows in their ranks).
Anyways, overall I think we agree
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Kathmandu, Nepal - Seoul, South Korea - Moscow, Russia - Vancouver, Canada
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