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Going Green: In praise of Laci Green and sex positivity

Date: October 23, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Can we please acknowledge how amazing Laci Green is?! If you don’t know about Laci Green, I am here to inform you. She is a sex-educating, YouTubing, social justice advocating, body-positive, and ass-kicking human being. Or, in her own words: “I’m Laci, 22[-year-old] peer sex educator & YouTuber from San Fran. I make videos to Continue reading

Tracy Spiridakos stars in NBC’s newest weekly series, Revolution.

NBC takes a step forward in gender and race representation with Revolution

Date: October 2, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
On September 17, NBC aired its newest television series Revolution. The premise of the show is pretty simple: One day, every single piece of technology completely blacks out, permanently. Fifteen years later on the outskirts of Chicago, families are living feudally, relying on farming and hunting to sustain themselves. We learn that Ben Matheson may Continue reading

Karlie Kloss before and after her ribs were airbrushed out.

Top model Karlie Kloss has no ribcage

Date: October 1, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
What happens when Photoshopping is done to hide a model’s extreme thinness? Jezebel took the words right out of our mouths with their article last week regarding Numéro magazine’s release of a Photoshopped image of model Karlie Kloss. This particular model hasn’t been Photoshopped to appear thinner (as we so often see in the world of Continue reading

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was photographed sunbathing topless by the press — and it instantly became front page news.

When did nude become news?

Date: September 21, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Kate Middleton’s breasts got suddenly famous, and the uproar ensued. As you know by now, on September 14, the French magazine Closer printed photographs of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless on a vacation with Prince William — without Kate’s knowledge or approval. Consumers of gossip mags know that this is hardly unusual. We fawn over pictures Continue reading

This woman, Kisha, says that the ad campaign will be "right there in your face."

Groundbreaking D.C. campaign shows that trans people are people, too

Date: September 18, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
If you live in Washington, D.C., you may soon see an advertisement with a cheerful, smiling person pointing out some things they like to do in D.C. One woman says she likes going to the Smithsonian. A smiling man in a button-down shirt claims to like “playing basketball with the guys.” Believe it or not, Continue reading

Minnie Mouse, is that you?

Barney’s + Disney = Scary-skinny makeovers

Date: September 11, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
High-end retail department behemoth Barney’s New York announced its holiday collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, wherein our beloved characters get the “runway treatment” (Read: slimmed to scary proportions). The front runners? A truly Skinny Minnie, a drastically dieted-down Daisy Duck, hipster Goofy, and more irritatingly altered versions of the iconic clan. In the short Continue reading

Doesn't this look fun?

Hey, fat girl! Shrink!

Date: September 6, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Spas are supposed to be relaxing, luxuriating experiences. I have personally never been to one, but from what I hear, you get pampered, massaged, relieve stress, and the like. You know what I didn’t know was a part of the spa experience here in New York, where I live? Being told you’re fat. And that Continue reading

Sarah Robles almost couldn't afford a trip to the Olympics.

What we learned from the Olympics’ coverage of female athletes

Date: September 4, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
This year’s Olympics in London provided some notable victories for women. It was the first Olympics where there were female athletes from all participating countries. And as always, the Olympics put strong, capable women in the spotlight. In a media landscape where female celebrities are often reported on for their fashion, hair style, or fluctuating Continue reading

While I'm happy to see some diversity in the mix, their sole purpose as interchangeable objects of the show remains.

The Price Is Right: Equal opportunity objectifier?

Date: August 28, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
TV’s longest-running game show is boldly breaking sexist barriers by announcing its plan to hire its first-ever male model. That’s it. Just one. The Price Is Right has announced its plans to hold a male model search as part of a five-episode web series where contestants are judged on their verbal skills, posing proficiency, and Continue reading

Nadia, before and after the surgery.

Is cosmetic surgery a solution to bullying?

Date: August 23, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Nadia Ilse, a 14-year-old girl in Georgia, is attracting attention for getting cosmetic surgery to get bullies off her back. In an interview with ABC News, Nadia described the torment that school bullies put her through, calling her names like “Dumbo” or “elephant ears.” Unable to afford surgery, Nadia got it covered by the Little Continue reading