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French Vogue fashion spread features sexy sexy children

They’ve been selling us women’s clothing using adolescent models for years, so it was only a matter of time before a magazine put couture on kids. An editorial spread in the December-January issue of Vogue Paris features more than a dozen pages of girls – not teenagers, girls – wearing couture, heavily made up and with their hair in up-dos.

The copy asks, in part, “What makeup at what age? How does one wear makeup at 13? What about at 70? Obviously not like one does at 20.” Styling a spread about choosing the right makeup when you’re 13 or 20 or 70? It makes complete sense to choose models who look like they’re about 9.

Predictably, the girls are posed in ...

They’ve been selling us women’s clothing using adolescent models for years, so it was only a matter of time before a magazine put couture on kids. An editorial spread in the December-January issue of Vogue Paris features ...

LadyFag’s real talk about feminist righteousness

The truly awesome Sadie Magazine just launched a new issue, packed full of awesome interviews, reviews, and other literary stuff-n-things. I was particularly interested in a Q&A with model, fashionista, and blogger LadyFag. When asked if she is a feminist, she had this to say:

Yes, of course I’m a feminist. I was once at a dinner with a group of women who I always sort of felt alienated from. They were slightly extreme in their feminism, and while I love people who are strong in their beliefs, the way they were speaking, and in fact judging, other women, it made me think, the only people who are making me feel bad about being who I am ...

The truly awesome Sadie Magazine just launched a new issue, packed full of awesome interviews, reviews, and other literary stuff-n-things. I was particularly interested in a Q&A with model, fashionista, and blogger LadyFag. ...

“All Asses Are Not Created Equal”

For today’s installment of “what’s new in cultural (mis)appropriation” I’d like to point to Levi’s Jeans new “All Asses Are Not Created Equal” campaign for their new “Curve ID” line, purportedly geared towards women with “curves.” Whatever that means.

There are so many problems with this campaign but let’s start at the surface. The slogan is utterly ridiculous and ambiguous. However, it’s not so much about the language but the message it conveys. What makes said asses unequal? Does that mean some are better than others? Even if they are trying to somehow be accepting of different sized butts, it’s unclear. They need to hire some new copywriters and ad execs, perhaps a few ...

For today’s installment of “what’s new in cultural (mis)appropriation” I’d like to point to Levi’s Jeans new “All Asses Are Not Created Equal” campaign for their new “Curve ID” line, ...

My “empowerment” is not for sale

Last weekend as I walked through Grand Central Station here in NYC, I noticed this ad for Jones New York, a clothing line that evidently caters to professional women.

The features findings from last year’s Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, to which our own Courtney contributed. The report, which Maria Shriver co-wrote with the Center for American Progress, found that for the first time in US history women now make up half of the workforce.

And so, Jones New York has come out with this ad campaign, which features a bevy of thin young (mostly white) models dressed for corporate America. You can see more images from it here and read an interview with the stylist

Beyond snakes and snails and puppydog tails

Check out this awesome documentary about gender stereotypes by some future Judith Butlers (Merlin, Rebecca, and Stella) at PS 107 in New York City:

Thanks to Gwen for the heads up.

Check out this awesome documentary about gender stereotypes by some future Judith Butlers (Merlin, Rebecca, and Stella) at PS 107 in New York City:

Thanks to Gwen for the heads up.

Australian government announces world-first body image initiative

Over the weekend, the Australian government unveiled a new body image initiative, created in partnership with the Butterfly Foundation, an eating disorders awareness and prevention group. The initiative includes a voluntary code of conduct for magazines, designers, retailers and modeling agencies, who will be recognized as “body image friendly” if they adhere to the recommendations of the government’s National Advisory Group on Body Image. Those recommendations include:

“disclosing and avoiding the digital enhancement of images; banning ultra-thin female models or overly muscular male ones, in addition to models under the age of 16 to advertise adult clothes; employing a greater diversity of ethnicities and model body sizes; eschewing editorial and advertising content that promotes negative body image through ...

Over the weekend, the Australian government unveiled a new body image initiative, created in partnership with the Butterfly Foundation, an eating disorders awareness and prevention group. The initiative includes a voluntary code of conduct for ...

Quick Hit: the world’s oldest shoe discovered

Via the NYT:

Scientists report that it probably belonged to a woman with size 7 feet. Looks way more comfortable (if not a lil’ nasty after 5,500 years of being preserved in sheep dung in an Armenian cave) than some of the new-fangled contraptions some of us contemporary women go hobbling around in, does it not?

Via the NYT:

Scientists report that it probably belonged to a woman with size 7 feet. Looks way more comfortable (if not a lil’ nasty after 5,500 years of being preserved in sheep dung in ...

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