Broadly, Vice's New Feminist Channel, Is Live
Move over, Jezebel and The Hairpin: there’s a new feminist media outlet in town. On Monday Vice Media launched Broadly, a digital channel for women, by women, and about women.Broadly is helmed by Tracie Egan Morrissey, a former Jezebel editor who wanted to create a new space for authentic coverage of women’s stories. “Now is the time to elevate the coverage of women’s interests by telling the stories that matter to us,” she wrote in a letter from the editor posted to the site. “We didn’t want to hold our breath and wait for general interest outlets to do that. With Broadly, we’re just going to do it ourselves.”Broadly will cover politics, sex, culture, and fashion, with a special emphasis on video content that doesn’t exist on other major feminist sites. Three new video series launched along with the site, and they give you a pretty good idea of the range Broadly is going for: Broadly Meets, an interview series; Style and Error, about fashion; and Ovary Action, about reproductive rights.Morrissey has been adamant that Broadly will not allow comments anywhere on the site. In an interview with Wired, she explained that this is as much to keep men’s rights activists away from the site as it is to discourage feminists from criticizing one another as not feminist enough. Creating an edgy-yet-welcoming space seems to be the name of the game here.Over on the new site, they’ve already got a video of Rose McGowan talking about sexism in Hollywood, an exploration of what drives some women to lie online, and an examination of the history and relevance of the power suit. Go check it out—and sorry we’re not sorry if the rest of your day isn’t so productive.