Posts by Stacey
“Elle” makes a mockery of Gabourey Sidibe’s cover girl moment
Date: September 21, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyWhat do you call a top fashion magazine that features a plus-sized African American actress on its cover? Progressive? Revolutionary? If you’ve read recent Internet reports of Gabourey Sidibe’s October Elle cover, you might call it “racist,” “offensive,” or, as Salon puts it, “a weird fetishization that borders on patronizing.” Allow me to explain. In Continue reading
Katherine Schwarzenegger’s new book tells girls to rock what they’ve got
Date: September 14, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyCelebrity spawn doing good in the world? It’s possible! Katherine Schwarzenegger (you may have heard of her dad, Arnold? Oh, and her mom, Maria Shriver.) is proving that growing up in the spotlight doesn’t necessarily lead to DUIs and diva behavior. Rather than cash in on her famous name (hi there, Paris Hilton), Katherine is Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: The Runaways Prove that Girls Rock Hard.
Date: September 2, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyThe Runaways, trailer, 2010 Questions to Consider: * What kinds of challenges do you think The Runaways faced in the 1970s? * Is the music industry more accepting of women today, or are women still expected to act a certain way? * What was unique about the band The Runaways? What We Think: In the Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: Inner Beauty Is Priceless.
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * What defines beauty in America? * Does exposing your body make you more or less beautiful? * What do you notice that different cultures value in terms of beauty? What We Think: The media loves to pick on Jessica Simpson, but there’s much more to the singer than her sometimes-goofy Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: Glamour goes above and beyond.
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * How do women’s magazines typically make you feel? * In what ways does the article from Glamour differ from images in other magazines? * What kind of products do women’s magazines try to sell you? * What do you notice about the different messages of magazine articles and magazine advertising? What Continue reading
Gallery of Offenders: An Appalling (lack of) Apparel
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * What product is this ad selling? * Why would American Apparel use a semi-nude model to sell clothes? * Who is this ad’s intended audience? What We Think: “Oh, hi! You caught me completely by surprise as I lay here topless, staring vacantly into the camera. But while we’re here, Continue reading
Gallery of Offenders: Jillian Michaels is hazardous to your health.
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * How are overweight people portrayed in this video? * How does Jillian’s training style make you feel about exercise? * What message does this video send about sensible weight loss? * How does the video make you feel about your own exercise habits? * What might the show be selling to Continue reading
Gallery of Offenders: Treating animals ethically, but what about women?
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * What is this ad trying to convey? * Who is this ad’s intended audience? * What does a woman’s body have to do with the ethical treatment of animals? What We Think: They may be called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but it’s hard to remember the last Continue reading
Designers won’t think outside the sample size to dress Christina Hendricks
Date: | Posted By: StaceyYes, I’m on a Christina Hendricks kick. Can you blame me? Just a few days after my last post on the “Mad Men” star and some supposed Photoshopping shenanigans, Christina strutted down the Emmy Awards red carpet Sunday. While it may have been tough to notice anything other than the ravishing redhead’s um, assets (which Continue reading
“America’s Next Top Model” winner wants you to love your body
Date: August 31, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey“America’s Next Top Model” and “healthy body image”? Trying to find a correlation between those two things normally gives me a headache. But “ANTM”‘s first plus-size winner, Whitney Thompson, is trying to bring body acceptance to the masses as the face—and, duh, body—of the 5th Annual Hollywood National Organization for Women (NOW) Love Your Body Day. Continue reading