Tag Archives: Purity

Black Swan: A Feministing Discussion

TweetBlack Swan is winning awards and stirring up discussion left and right. The film engages a number of feminist themes in the story of Nina, a ballet dancer obsessed with achieving perfection. In this post Feministing writers discuss our reactions to the film. *Warning: lots of major SPOILERS for the film follow* Body transformation. Actors [...]
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Twilight, tweens, and abstinence

TweetSo you might have noticed the latest installment in the Twilight film series came out a couple weeks ago. A lot has been written about the anti-feminist messages of the Twilight books and films. Stephanie Meyer wrote a very thinly disguised book about Mormon dating from a fundamentalist pro-abstinence perspective. Her books normalize gendered violence, [...]
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Chew it over, you dicks

TweetDid you get busted calling your friend a slut? Do you now need time to think up an excuse to feed to her father, who is creepily invested in his daughters’ sex lives? Here, have a Twix! Mmmm, sexism. De-lish! Transcript below the jump Tweet
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Really, Urban Outfitters?

Tweet While Urban Outfitters find shirts supporting marriage equality too controversial for their store shelves, apparently selling father-daughter purity grossness is all good. Whether or not this was meant to be funny, it really missed the mark; all it does is give me the ickies. Related: Vintage Video Sexism: Kissing is for Whores Time Magazine [...]
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“Slut Panel” postmortem: Shame, shame, go away

TweetAs Lori wrote yesterday, the two of us spent Monday in Cambridge, MA, at the Harvard Rethinking Virginity conference. I, along with Lux Alpatraum of Fleshbot, Therese Schechter of Trixie Films and Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown, was on the panel entitled “Debunking the Virginity Myth: Feminist Responses to Slut Shaming” and my goodness did [...]
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