Tag Archives: Girls

Feminist Fuck Yeah: In response to 8th grader’s petition, Seventeen magazine agrees not to digitally alter images

TweetA serious Tuesday Feminist Fuck Yeah for Julia Bluhm and activists at SPARK. A couple months ago, the 8th grader launched a campaign calling on Seventeen magazine to feature one photoshop-free image per issue. Now 84,000 signatures later, the magazine seems to be hearing the message. Via Change: After over 84,000 people signed Julia’s petition [...]
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80% of 10-year-old girls in the U.S. say they’ve been on a diet

TweetTell me there’s not something seriously fucking wrong with this fact. This is just one of many that have compelled Miss Representation, SPARK, Endangered Bodies and other organizations to host a 3-day long challenge to encourage the public to push women’s and girl’s magazines to take accountability for their direct impact on the epidemic of [...]
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Girls (Not the HBO show)

Tweet Okay. I am not embroiled in the controversy around HBO’s new show, Girls. I haven’t watched it, to be frank. I saw that it was yet ANOTHER show about rich, white women in NYC and just decided against it. Commentary about the show is all over the internet, and we’ve discussed it here, too. [...]
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Quick Hit: What did you think of “Girls”?

TweetLast night, the much-anticipated new series Girls premiered on HBO. I got into a lively debated with one of my colleagues at Mother Jones, who found the show to be “unwatchable.” After getting a sneak peak at the first few episodes, here are some of the exciting things about Girls that I think he overlooked: [...]
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Gender essentialist marketing hurts young girls

TweetA really amazing video went viral over the last week featuring a young girl frustrated that all girl’s toys are marketed as pink–going as far as making the connection between companies wanting boys and girls to play with different things. It’s amazing. Along with this, Peggy Orenstein has a must-read op-ed in the NY Times [...]
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