Posts Tagged objectification

Watch: John Oliver takes on the Miss America Pageant

We gave this John Oliver segment on the Miss America Pagent a shout-out in the DFCS yesterday, but, goddamn, it deserves its own post. Feminist critiques of beauty pageants are certainly nothing new, of course,  but Oliver’s absolute incredulity that Miss America is still a thing in 2014 is really charming and contagious.

We gave this John Oliver segment on the Miss America Pagent a shout-out in the DFCS yesterday, but, goddamn, it deserves its own post. Feminist critiques of beauty pageants are certainly nothing new, of course,  but Oliver’s absolute incredulity ...

Wednesday morning Fox News feminism drinking game!

“Women want less government in their lives. They want to make their own decisions. They want freedom to choose for their children, their families. That’s what women really want.”

You are so spot on, Morgan Brittany. I can’t wait to see you next weekend outside an abortion clinic, escorting patients inside so they can obtain safe, legal abortion care. Right? Wrong. So, so wrong.

You can actually turn this video into a drinking game… 

“Women want less government in their lives. They want to make their own decisions. They want freedom to choose for their children, their families. That’s what women really want.”

You are so spot on, Morgan Brittany. I can’t ...

Nicki Minaj’s butt and the politics of black women’s sexuality

Over at Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux has a good summary of why Chuck Creekmur’s open letter to Nicki Minaj raises a number of red flags.

Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com, penned the letter in response to Minaj’s cover artwork for her next single, “Anaconda.” She’s sporting a thong and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers and… not much else aside from her tattoos. Her ass is on full display. Creekmur was disturbed. Not that he thought Minaj was being exploited or that she felt this highly sexualized image was distracting from her talent. He was concerned for his daughter. He wrote:

“I’m trying to raise a young girl that will eventually grow into someone greater than the both of ...

Over at Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux has a good summary of why Chuck Creekmur’s open letter to Nicki Minaj raises a number of red flags.

Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com, penned the letter in response ...

Watch: Catcallers try to explain why they harass women

After a years of experiencing street harassment–and often confronting her catcallers–a Minneapolis woman named Lindsey came up with Cards Against Harassment–little cards that you can silently hand out to explain to harassers why getting unsolicited attention from random strangers whenever you step outside your house is not actually that fun. 

After a years of experiencing street harassment–and often confronting her catcallers–a Minneapolis woman named Lindsey came up with Cards Against Harassment–little cards that you can silently hand out to explain ...

Feministing Jamz: A feminist remake of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls”

When Sizzy Rocket was singing along to the Beastie Boys’ catchy-but-misogynist “Girls” in the shower, she decided the song was overdue for a feminist remake. The 22-year-old artist from Las Vegas flipped the lyrics in this video that takes aim at the male gaze.

When Sizzy Rocket was singing along to the Beastie Boys’ catchy-but-misogynist “Girls” in the shower, she decided the song was overdue for a feminist remake. The 22-year-old artist from Las Vegas flipped the lyrics in this video that ...

Sexist Static: How a lust for crude misogyny is hobbling an important artform

If modern art has a single defining characteristic that sets it apart from the efforts of previous epochs, it is that no era of art has so fully, so consciously, and with such studied diversity, embraced consciousness as its subject. The Mona Lisa of the industrial and post-industrial eras has been the psyche; the foreboding and bewitching horizons that stretch across our own minds. More than outer space, psychology is the final frontier of our time and the undiscovered country that art has only just begun to traverse.

But the most fascinating, bleeding-edge meditations on the subject have come from what some might deem an unlikely source: anime.

For those who are unfamiliar, the Japanese animation style is one most commonly associated ...

If modern art has a single defining characteristic that sets it apart from the efforts of previous epochs, it is that no era of art has so fully, so consciously, and with such studied diversity, embraced consciousness ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls

Alright, I’m not entirely sure the point of this Tumblr is to highlight the ridiculousness of pin-up poses, but let’s just assume it is. In that case, feminist commentary on vintage sexism + adorable cats = winning the internet, in my book.

Check out my favorite images after the jump and the rest here

Alright, I’m not entirely sure the point of this Tumblr is to highlight the ridiculousness of pin-up poses, but let’s just assume it is. In that case, feminist commentary on vintage sexism + adorable cats ...

A not-so-tiny criticism of Miley’s huge cultural appropriation problem

So a couple of summers ago, while visiting family in my hometown, my little sister, now grown up, decided we should go bar hopping. She and her friends took me out to one of the bars downtown, and, to my surprise, Milwaukee did have a thriving nightlife. The crowd was majority white: we intrepid gaggle of a few men and women of color peppered the massive bar space with Nelly or Kanye or Jay or Big blaring a bit too loudly through the speakers drinking out of cups swaying to music. The bros sang on beat to every Jay lyric dropped on Give It To Me.

I caught the interest of one of the bros — a white dude in a ...

So a couple of summers ago, while visiting family in my hometown, my little sister, now grown up, decided we should go bar hopping. She and her friends took me out to one of the bars downtown, ...

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