10 female LatinX artists who are challenging gender roles in reggaeton

The genre of reggaeton has often been criticized for its misogynistic and sexist lyrics. Men have held the reins in this genre of music, not only in the charts, but also in the narratives of songs, where men are usually the protagonists, while women are merely sexual objects. However, this narrative has been changing thanks to the rise of female reggaeton artists. These up-and-coming female … Continue reading 10 female LatinX artists who are challenging gender roles in reggaeton

Polivision Podcast S1 / E3: Feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America

This episode of Polivision, a podcast about Latin(o) American popular culture, is about feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America, highlighting the case of Malena Pichot (Argentina), la Pulla (Colombia), Las Igualadas (Colombia), Chumel Torres (Mexico), and Enchufe.tv (Ecuador). Hosted by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist and professor at Georgia Tech, and Rachel Jinx, a student of international affairs and Spanish. Produced by Lauren … Continue reading Polivision Podcast S1 / E3: Feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America

Polivision S1 E5: Malena Pichot, Argentinean feminist comedy

While comedy is still a very male-dominated environment, there is also an increasing feminist trend in Latin America. This episode of Polivision is about Malena Pichot, a feminist comedian from Argentina. Pichot became a YouTube star with her videos about a break-up with her boyfriend, and later with Cualca, a series of television satiric sketches that criticized sexism, racism, homophobia, and other prejudices. Created by … Continue reading Polivision S1 E5: Malena Pichot, Argentinean feminist comedy