Let’s face it. Everything you see is filtered by the media. And especially issues that are ‘controversial’ are especially filtered. And it’s hard to figure out your own viewpoint by all the forms of information that are vying for attention from every side. In the era of fake news, how do we discern what’s real […]Read More Feminism & the Media
First off, let me tell you that I’m typically considered a small girl, coming in strong at five feet tall, and about 130lbs. However, I struggle with my body, my appearance – basically everything about myself on a daily basis. Especially within the past year or so, weight has been something that has seemed to […]Read More Body Positivity: NYC Fashion Week
Calling all fans of reality television! Reality television, in the past, can be described as useless. However, let’s face it, everyone has a guilty pleasure. More often than not, people’s guilty pleasure is reality television. Sometimes, a light in the darkness is born and ladies and gentlemen I think we have found that. Fans of […]Read More Reality Television becoming Inclusive?
This new Republican ad campaign created to cater to college-aged women aims to convince undecided voters to choose the GOP candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. The ads are based the popular TLC show Say Yes to the Dress and present the candidates as two different styles of wedding dresses. The Republican candidates is presented as […]Read More Say Yes to the GOP?
**TRIGGER WARNING** Body image and eating disorders discussed So sorry in advance… this is a bit of a rant. I was not originally planning on writing bout this topic, but after a conversation began on a comment I left on this HuffPost Women article, I realized I had to share with you my feelings and […]Read More My Reaction to the Comments against the New Anti-Photoshop Legislation
Spring break wasn’t too long ago, and with the reluctant emergence of spring here in the Shenandoah Valley, I desperately want to go back. This year my eight housemates and myself stayed at a friend’s house in Hatteras Village, NC, a sleepy town south of the famous Kitty Hawk dunes. With the beach and what […]Read More Surfing Through Sexism: Sexualization in Advertising
So let me lay the scene. After a hard day at work sorting out deadline issues, training new staff, and doing whatever homework I could slip between breaks, I’ve finally made it home just before 10 at night only to be greeted by chores. Ah the life of a self-made college student. However, before I […]Read More Quick Hit: Snickers, What the F
Shockingly, when I was growing up I was a huge Disney princess lover. Just as thehouseofadoll described in New Perspectives on Disney a couple of weeks ago, Disney is and always will be a huge fan favorite. Belle, Cinderella, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan…these were all pretty common household names when I was growing up. In fact, Disney’s princess movies […]Read More Ladies, We Can Rescue Ourselves!
Happy Friday Y’all! Last week I introduced Naomi Wolfe’s novel, The Beauty Myth, and focused on her chapter “ Sexuality”. There were two main points in this chapter, which I found both enlightening, and a little frightening. Her first point, which I discussed last week, focused on advertisement’s detrimental impact on women’s sexuality. Images of […]Read More Beauty and Sexuality Pt. 2
Happy Sunday Readers! This past week I read Naomi Wolfe’s, profound novel, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women, originally published in 1991. The novel explores a theory coined by Wolfe as the “beauty myth”. This theory encompasses the idea that while women possess greater economic and societal power than their […]Read More Beauty and Sexuality Pt.1