Tag Archives: Sexualization

Adidas markets World Cup t-shirts that play off stereotypes of sexy Brazilians

TweetHow very original. Adidas released–and has now pulled–these two new t-shirts to promote the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Get it? Because Brazilian women are oh-so-sexy and obviously exist for your viewing pleasure. In fact, you can go ahead and think of the entire country as–literally–one big piece of ass.  Tweet
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Statement about my “Age & Consent” post

TweetEditor’s note: Sesali made the decision to take down the original post. Here is a statement from her: My original post, about my experience with consent was an excerpt from something on my personal blog. It was a mistake for me to think that everyone would be able to clearly define what is mine vs. [...]
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Feminism is totally cool with Beyoncé posing in her underwear

TweetEd. note: This is a joint post by Sesali and Maya in response to this article criticizing Beyoncé for posing “nearly naked” in a new GQ profile. Sesali: First off, one of the most interesting things about people like this who come after Beyoncé for “fucking up feminism” is that I have never once heard Beyoncé self identify as a feminist. So whose feminist [...]
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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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Jess Rocks it Out, Talks Purity Balls with Anderson Cooper

TweetJos mentioned it briefly in Friday’s What We Missed, but did you see our girl Jessica Valenti rock it out on Anderson Cooper last week? Cooper devoted an episode of his daytime show to purity balls, virginity pledges and the like. Jessica was representing on the show, pushing back against the dangerous rhetoric of other [...]
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