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Great feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at http://soirart.tumblr.com/

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Chelsea Brown’s updated Rosie the Riveter poster (above) is making a splash in cyberspace; check out her feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at her Tumblr.

Corporations are people–except in the carpool lane?

The Beheld reviews Phoebe Baker Hyde’s The Beauty Experiment.

On policing sex crimes before they happen.

Steph Herold on the Time abortion story and intergenerational tension (or lack thereof).

Good job internets! The Jim Crow-style playground signs in Delaware, with very different messages in English and Spanish, have been taken down.

Spoiler alert! Think Progress talks about Downton Abbey‘s season premier and the most important fictional wedding since Liz Lemon’s.

Chelsea Brown’s updated Rosie the Riveter poster (above) is making a splash in cyberspace; check out her feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at her Tumblr.

Corporations are people–except in the carpool lane?

The Beheld

On Helen Gurley Brown.

Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine (1965-1997), died yesterday. She was 90 years old. Admittedly, I knew nothing of the legacy of the woman who would be responsible for informing and influencing my views about femininity, sex and sexuality in the media. My earliest relationship with Cosmopolitan Magazine amounted to annual purchases in January to read the Bedside Astrologer as if it were the mystical diving agent to determine what my year in relationships would garner.

Still, Brown’s Cosmopolitan shifted the culture around lady magazines, removing the taboo around frank talk about sex and desire that the women of Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Pryce certainly could appreciate. Brown’s covers were graced by voluptuous models, celebrities and her taglines ...

Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine (1965-1997), died yesterday. She was 90 years old. Admittedly, I knew nothing of the legacy of the woman who would be responsible for informing and influencing my views ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Julia Bluhm


Julia Bluhm is one bad-ass 8th grader. You may have heard about the petition the SPARKteam activist recently started, calling on Seventeen magazine — in the effort to include real girls in its pages — to feature just one photo-shopped spread per issue. After 30,000 signatures, Seventeen editor Ann Shoket invited Julia to meet on Wednesday — though not actually agreeing to address Julia’s request  at all. (Not to mention including a kinda condescending statement about the meeting, methinks.)

Nonetheless, Julia handled the outcome of the meeting with grace, saying:

“The fact that Seventeen‘s editor-in-chief met with me in person proves that the voices of teen girls everywhere are getting through … While I would still change some of the ...


Julia Bluhm is one bad-ass 8th grader. You may have heard about the petition the SPARKteam activist recently started, calling on Seventeen magazine — in the effort to include real girls in its pages — ...

Trans woman disqualified from Miss Universe Canada

I am not exactly a fan of beauty pageants or Donald Trump, who owns Miss Universe. But I’m also not a fan of discrimination.

Jenna Talackova was a finalist for Miss Universe Canada until she was disqualified Friday because she is transgender. Talackova’s trans status wasn’t a secret – she competed in Miss International Queen, a trans beauty pageant in Thailand. But her gender history became a topic of blog chatter last week, which led to her disqualification:

National director of Miss Universe Canada Denis Davila told the Toronto Star that while they consider Talackova to be a “real girl,” Miss Universe rules stipulate that contestants must be a “naturally born female.”

Huh? I don’t see how a ...

I am not exactly a fan of beauty pageants or Donald Trump, who owns Miss Universe. But I’m also not a fan of discrimination.

Jenna Talackova was a finalist for Miss Universe Canada until she was disqualified ...

Why YOU are beautiful, full stop.

Originally posted on jocelynthemaster.blogspot.com.

So here’s the thing. This picture that’s been circulating around Facebook…

…is BULLSHIT. I know that not everyone who has posted this has been all “OMG THIS IS SO EFFING TRUE LOVE YOUR BODY <33333333″ and that many people have used it as a jumping-off point for more critical discussion about fat shaming and such, so if you did post this, please don’t think that I’m personally criticizing you. I just felt the need to jump in on this discussion. Because I get that SOME PARTS of this message need to get out there. I understand that Western society needs to understand that the average woman is a size 16, not between a size 4 and ...

Originally posted on jocelynthemaster.blogspot.com.

So here’s the thing. This picture that’s been circulating around Facebook…

…is BULLSHIT. I know that not everyone who has posted this has been all “OMG THIS IS SO EFFING TRUE LOVE YOUR ...

The hottest new beautification product will transform you, completely.

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Why is it so effective? Because it is not real, it is a computer program that has been used for years to alter the way real women look. These avatars have become our global standard of beauty.

(If someone wants to make a transcript of this, I will love you forever.)

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Why is it so effective? Because it is not real, it is a computer program that has been used for years to alter the way real women ...

The hottest new beautification product will transform you, completely.

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Why is it so effective? Because it is not real, it is a computer program that has been used for years to alter the way real women look. These avatars have become our global standard of beauty.

(If someone wants to make a transcript of this, I will love you forever.)

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Why is it so effective? Because it is not real, it is a computer program that has been used for years to alter the way real women ...

Paper-mache Princess.

Work starts at nine.
Not enough light to blend this illusion,
Not enough time.

I blend just enough to be effortless,
But not so much that I’m revealed.
My pale skin hiding beneath the layers,
Waiting to be accepted, not to be concealed.

I live as these other people,
Laminated, polished and frozen.
But somehow something tells me,
They’re really all broken.

They asked me at school what I would like to be,
Now I just want to be a celebrity.
The mask I won’t do without, it is my shield.
You’ll never get close enough for it to be healed.

Someone else’s hair has become glued to mine.
Stripped of all meaning, bleached of all desire.
Glowing layers of paint sprayed onto my ...

Work starts at nine.
Not enough light to blend this illusion,
Not enough time.

I blend just enough to be effortless,
But not so much that I’m revealed.
My pale skin hiding beneath the layers,
Waiting to be ...

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