A couple of short yet effective videos. I'm not sure I can explain why I like them so much; make what you will of them. And link me any videos you think I might enjoy!
I adore Celia and think she's gorgeous inside and out. Her posts and videos are fantastic in very different ways. I think when someone online presents really kick ass opinion pieces as she does they are kind of assumed to be strong characters. And then people reading it act like that means they don't have to be as sensitive in their comments, or they try to dilute the writer's opinion because it's 'too much'. Particularly with feminist pieces, because people can take the writers to be really bitchin', and wanting to do something powerful (which of course they do, but that can be interpreted by some in a negative way). But then you watch a video of them and see that they're just as sweet or friendly or chirpy or whatever as anyone else can be. I think feminist writing alone can be a bit misleading as it constructs this idea of a really strong person, which is a great thing to strive for, but can sometimes appear a little overbearing or unattainable. In any situation and/or on any topic, it is one of many factors that can make people feel like the arguer of a different view is trying to present theirs in a commanding way. With most feminists that isn't their intention at all, and nor is it their fault. It's annoying how in trying to empower some people someone can think someone's trying to be some omnipotent, omnipresent advocate of their cause so I know people like Celia get uncalled for and irrelevant negative comments. It's also interesting how people can flip when they get freaked out by someone else's different point of view because they find it too extreme/strong/etc., as ironically they're doing exactly what they don't want. This is partly why it's important to vary your feminist (or really any other topic) consumption to open your mind to this and also to, as always, try and see as many perspectives as possible so you can make an informed decision.
These are my opinions.
They are my opinions as a feminist, an audience, and a person.