Tag Archives: Fashion

I Was a Teenage Feminist

TweetActually, I wasn’t that cool. Tavi is, though! Look at her rocking this sweater, a gift from Kathleen Hanna: I need this sweater for fall. Can some enterprising Etsy seller please recreate it and sell it to me? kthx. Tweet
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“All Asses Are Not Created Equal”

TweetFor 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 [...]
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My “empowerment” is not for sale

TweetLast 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 [...]
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Beyond snakes and snails and puppydog tails

TweetCheck 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. Tweet
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Australian government announces world-first body image initiative

TweetOver 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 [...]
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