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Posts by Stacey

Uh oh, ladies and gentlemen! Snooki took a tumble in her leopard platforms. This is top news, obviously.

Yahoo! News paints women as just haircuts and heels

Date: July 19, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
As the world of media becomes increasingly digitalized, most people are giving up the Sunday morning paper for an online news peruse. Suddenly, newspapers seem too long and burdensome compared to the brief, scandalous sound bites and one-liners that online headlines provide — Yahoo! News headlines, in particular. But what happens when “top news” becomes a Continue reading


This controversial ad from Uni K Wax Centers promotes a “natural, safe, and pleasant” first waxing experience - for girls under 15!

Swimming and camping and… Waxing? Oh my.

Date: July 17, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
When I was 15 years old and gearing up for summertime, my thoughts were much like the thoughts of any other kid preparing for three months of school-less bliss. Beach. Camping. Barbecues. Swimming. One thing that was certainly not on my mind was whether this would be the summer I would get a bikini wax. Continue reading


Oh! The street harassment is because I look good? Well, in that case, carry on. *Sarcasm*

According to the MarketFair Mall, street harassment is A-OK!

Date: July 12, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
If you’ve ever been through the uncomfortable experience of street harassment, you’ll know that one of the most frustrating things you can hear is, “Take it as a compliment.” It’s just victim-blaming dressed up in nice clothes. Any type of women in any style of dress can be harassed on the street, so calling it Continue reading


Are female politicians judged on their appearance? In the words of Sarah Palin: "You betcha!"

Misogynist musing of the month: Hottest political women of 2012

Date: July 10, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Get ready to be pissed off. I mean really pissed off. The Washington Times’ Communities section online featured an article by independent, conservative writer Eric Golub titled, “The Top 30 Hottest Political Women of 2012”, a wretched little roster objectifying accomplished women in the name of the “ultimate aphrodisiac” — power. Think that sounds jaw-droppingly Continue reading


I attached my blog post, about E!'s Fashion Police. The first picture Your comments about my weight are making me crazy! But commenting about her weight is totally ok!

Media moguls seem to miss the point of the Golden Rule

Date: July 5, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
I remember so well my pre-school days of being taught that I should treat others the way I want to be treated. I’m not a Pollyanna about the fact that the pop culture media is not exactly prone to use this as one of their guiding principles, but sometimes they outdo themselves. E!’s show Fashion Continue reading


Traditional Russian food is often fatty, to help make it through the winter.

Eating to live in Siberia

Date: July 3, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
I recently returned from four months living and studying in Irkutsk, a large, beautiful city in Eastern Siberia. Since I usually live and study in Ohio, it was quite a change. The most striking thing about travel is how you end up learning more about the place you left than the place you’re in. There Continue reading


Not having dropped the weight has branded Aishwarya a slacker.  Yet if she spent all her time post birth at the gym, she'd be labeled a Bad Mom.

Body-shaming hits Bollywood

Date: June 28, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Over the years, there have been some pretty glaring examples of other countries caving to western beauty standards. For example, in 1999, a Harvard study documented the outbreak of eating disorders in Fiji, a nation that favored fuller figures until the arrival of television (and U.S. programs like Melrose Place and Xena: Warrior Princess) in Continue reading


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Yo magazines: It’s time YOU went on a diet!

Date: | Posted By: Stacey
Somebody needs to go on a diet and it’s not us. It’s the media. Their current regimen? High in digitally deceptive additives (ahem, photoshop), low in nutrient rich reality and diversity. The cure? We want real. Not retouched. That is why About-Face is honored to join the frontline of the three-day social media Keep It Continue reading


What will it take to give women back their confidence in academia?

Wanted: Television role models for female academics

Date: June 26, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
As I go into my third year of college this September, a recent article on The Guardian inspired me. I would consider myself an aspiring academic, and the article revealed the results from a report that stated only 12% of third-year female PhD students want a career in academia.This is not to say that a majority Continue reading


The tasteless trio, all celebrating weight loss.

Kelly Clarkson succumbs to celebrity diet culture

Date: June 22, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Every shopper knows the unavoidable magazine display at the register, the check-out landmark that showcases popular women’s magazines and tawdry tabloids, covers awash in headlines that boast tone up tips and slim down secrets. Digitally doctored celebrities pose provocatively next to unhealthy promises of how to “Eat, Drink, and still Shrink.” A recent US Weekly Continue reading