Posts by Jennifer
Down with the Victoria’s Secret “Fashion Show”
Date: December 10, 2013 | Posted By: JenniferAt About-Face, we are boycotting the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs tonight on CBS. We’re joining in with the awesome women at Beauty Redefined, who are starting the boycott. Here’s something I still find kind of embarrassing: Victoria’s Secret was a key ingredient in the damaging of my body image as a teenager. I Continue reading
Never Did I Think I Would Be Standing on the Street Half-Naked: A recap of About-Face’s most recent and gutsiest action yet
Date: June 18, 2013 | Posted By: JenniferOn Saturday, June 15th, 2013, I was with About-Face and supporters as we stood scantily clad in front of Victoria’s Secret on Powell in San Francisco for our latest action, called Operation Real Bodies Real Love. Wearing only our bras and underwear, we were making a statement about what real bodies look like (and how Continue reading
Croods best ensemble movie since Incredibles. Take your kids!
Date: April 11, 2013 | Posted By: JenniferThis piece was originally published by Margot Magowan on her blog, Reel Girl. My three daughters, my niece, my sister, and I LOVED The Croods. From beginning to end, this movie is fantastic. The characters are great and the animation is gorgeous. The Croods is the best ensemble animated movie since The Incredibles, and like Continue reading
Reel Girl’s gallery of girls gone missing from children’s movies in 2012
Date: December 13, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferThis article was originally published by Margot Magowan on her blog, Reel Girl. I’ve been avoiding writing this post. I knew that female characters in children’s movies were not faring well in 2012. Not in number and not in stature. But I kept hoping. Hoping that somehow, before January, something would change, a slew of Continue reading
Not wearing makeup on TV is literally Headline News
Date: September 13, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferI have a pretty traditional work schedule, in that I’m not usually home during the day. This means that I’m not too familiar with talk shows. So, when I saw the headline “’The Talk’ hosts’ makeup-free premiere,” I wasn’t sure what or whom they were discussing. It turns out that “The Talk” is a daytime Continue reading
About Face doc: Want to hate yourself? Try modeling.
Date: August 2, 2012 | Posted By: Jennifer“I don’t think there’s any 15-year-old girl that will turn down the chance to be called beautiful. You don’t realize at that point that you’re also going to get called ugly,” says Paulina Porizkova, talking about being discovered as a model, about halfway through the new documentary film About Face (no relation to this blog Continue reading
“Fat-Bottomed Girls” by Kim Selling in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Date: February 28, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferGuess what!? We’re now in National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week, the aim of which is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment. To celebrate, we want to show you a woman who really loves her body, and showing you how she talks. (A Continue reading
Trending with toddlers: pole dancing?
Date: February 21, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferJust when I thought parenting skills couldn’t become any more questionable, I come face-to-face with a new activity atrocity: pushing pole dancing for children, adolescents, and teens. I almost choked on my morning cereal (Don’t worry, it wasn’t Cheerios – I still can’t get behind their marketing mishaps) when I read a June 2011 article from Continue reading
Yves Saint Laurent sells hope in a jar with Forever Young Liberator
Date: February 16, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferWomen don’t really fall for the outrageous claims of beauty products… do they? You know that saying “There’s truth in humor”? Well, it’s never been more accurate than in the hilarious send-up that positions Adobe Photoshop’s technology as a fancy, Euro (“by Adobé”) beauty product. What’s so great about the spoof (as further detailed in this Continue reading
Tina Fey’s Bossypants may rescue her reputation as a feminist
Date: February 14, 2012 | Posted By: JenniferIf you identify yourself as a feminist, you probably already have an opinion on Tina Fey. Around the time 30 Rock debuted, everyone I knew was a huge Tina Fey fan. “She’s so gorgeous and smart and a feminist,” my friends would gush, holding their copies of the Tina Fey issue of Bust. (I am Continue reading