Isn’t it funny, at a time that’s been described as The End of Men And The Rise of Women, during an election season that’s been touted as hinging on the “female vote,” during an era in which young adult humans of the female persuasion have never known a world in which Gloria Steinem wasn’t an […]
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Baby Bumps and the Beauty Myth, Plastic Surgery and Politics: Or, What Jessica Simpson Has To Do With You.
Posted in being judged, culture, feminism, why women?, tagged "the End of Men", abortion, birth control, bump alert, Entertainment Tonight, Extraordinary Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Gloria steinem, Good Morning America, independence, Jessica Simpson, Katie Couric, patriarchy, perfection, plastic surgery, politics, post-baby body, power structure, pressure, reproductive rights, Roe V. Wade, Sandra Fluke, spanx, The Bachelorette, The Beauty Myth, the female vote, Trista Sutter on September 11, 2012| 2 Comments »
So, while I was playing armchair fashion police during Sunday’s Oscars, “Private Practice” actress Kate Walsh was tweeting. And into the umpteenth hour of statues and montages and Cirque de Soleil, she dropped this twitbomb: …dear Hollywood actresses, stop fucking up your faces, it’s looking the the bar scene in Star Wars.— Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) February […]
Posted in being judged, culture, feminism, the ticking clock, why women?, tagged aging, anna holmes, botox, feminism, jezebel, spanx, us vs. them, Washington Post on August 16, 2011| Leave a Comment »
If a feminist worries over her worry lines, frets over getting fat, or lusts after lipstick… but there’s no one around to witness it, can she still call herself a feminist? They’re questions we all ponder at one time or another, I suppose. Is buying Spanx buying into an oppressive ideal? Does dabbling in fillers […]
Hey there, boys, lookin’ gooood! Two items that caught my eye on Wednesday made me chuckle at the ways in which tables can turn. The first was a feature on girdles for men. Yep, read that right. But these “Ript Skinz” are not exactly benign man-versions of Spanx, nor are they silly derivatives of Kramer’s […]