Posts by Stacey
NBC takes a step forward in gender and race representation with Revolution
Date: October 2, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyOn 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
Top model Karlie Kloss has no ribcage
Date: October 1, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyWhat 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
When did nude become news?
Date: September 21, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyKate 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
Groundbreaking D.C. campaign shows that trans people are people, too
Date: September 18, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyIf 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
Barney’s + Disney = Scary-skinny makeovers
Date: September 11, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyHigh-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
Hey, fat girl! Shrink!
Date: September 6, 2012 | Posted By: StaceySpas 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
What we learned from the Olympics’ coverage of female athletes
Date: September 4, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyThis 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
The Price Is Right: Equal opportunity objectifier?
Date: August 28, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyTV’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
Is cosmetic surgery a solution to bullying?
Date: August 23, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyNadia 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
Six Weeks to OMG You’re Totally Insane
Date: August 21, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyAs a New York City commuter, I am privy to a whole host of crappy advertisements that plaster the subways and buses of our public transportation system. Inevitably, this includes ads that try to entice me to buy all manner of junk food, watch a ton of terrible television, and buy the latest pop-health book. Continue reading