Tag Archives: objectification

It’s 2013. Let’s end ‘booth babes’ for good

Tweet Woman of the future, when perhaps one can present technology and also simultaneously not be objectified. Scene: It’s the year 2137. The world is doing pretty well. Hoverboards have gone out of style almost as quickly as they came in, surprising a lot of people. UGGs inexplicably live on in popular conceptions of fashion, [...]
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ESPN announcers drool over quarterback’s girlfriend, illustrate football’s culture of entitlement

TweetSo there was a big football game yesterday. And while I boycotted it, apparently ESPN announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger had some time between plays to devote to ogling the Alabama quarterback’s girlfriend. Some real classy stuff: “When you’re a quarterback at Alabama, you see that lovely lady there? She does go to Auburn, I’ll [...]
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The Feministing Five: Norma Kamali

TweetNorma Kamali is trying to do something radical: stop the objectification of women. And considering the industry she works in, it’s pretty remarkable. Norma Kamali has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. Known for her transformative designs such as her sleeping bag coat, parachute collection and swimwear line, she’s now pioneering a [...]
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Why ESPN’s Body Issue could have been great but doesn’t quite succeed

TweetThere’s a lot I appreciate about ESPN’s Body Issue–the primary thing being Danell Leyva. I’m all for admiring “the vast potential of the human form,” I love seeing naked bodies, and as someone who is endlessly irritated that female athletes are sexualized more than men are, I think it’s great to have a chance to [...]
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(Un)feminist guilty pleasure: I don’t want to critique Magic Mike

TweetFeministing used to run an “(Un)feminist guilty pleasure” series. I liked it – the posts inherently acknowledged the complexities of living as a feminist in an overwhelmingly anti-feminist world. There’s an increasing preasure in the blogosphere to always get it right, to be the perfect feminist, which is impossible and unrealistic – and frankly dangerous [...]
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