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Posts by Stacey

The oppressor and his vulnerable and scared victim.

Lush cosmetics anti-animal testing campaign demonstrated on women

Date: May 17, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Note: This blog originally claimed that PETA was partnered with Lush in this campaign. This information is false and we deeply regret the mistake, and sincerely apologize for the error. If it looks like violence against women and it smells like violence against women, is it violence against women? Nope. It could be the anti-animal Continue reading


Gender-targeted advertising promotes educational equality.

Facial recognition ad targets women to raise awareness

Date: May 10, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
A new facial recognition powered ad has been installed at a billboard bus stop in London as part of an innovative advertising initiative. The best part? It’s for an amazing cause! Plan UK, a non-profit that brings educational opportunities to children in developing countries, has decided to invest their advertising dollars in facial recognition technology Continue reading


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Glamour poll finds thin women stereotyped as mean, heavy women as lazy

Date: May 8, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Glamour magazine conducted an exclusive survey in which they asked more than 1,800 women, ages 18 to 40, to imagine an “overweight” woman and a “thin” woman. They were told to imagine that they know nothing about either of the women, and to choose from pairs of words to describe them (such as ambitious or Continue reading


The more accepting I am of my body, the less likely I am to feel like this!

Body judgments begin… almost at birth!

Date: May 3, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
One of the reasons I went to graduate school was because I wanted to gain a better understanding of why women and girls develop disordered eating behaviors, what makes them worse, and most importantly, how to prevent them. And more and more research is telling us what many of the media experts at About-Face and Continue reading


A "Barbie-fied" Katniss: Progressive or Regressive?

A pop culture paradox: Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen as a Barbie

Date: May 1, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
BarbieCollector.com has announced the arrival of the Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen clone, but replicating the character as a Barbie doll feels at odds with the very essence of the character’s power. Joining the ever-growing pop culture collection, the Katniss emulation is sold alongside other blockbuster-inspired dolls: classic favorites like the belly-baring I Dream of Jeannie doll, royalty Continue reading


Get your ordinary Russian girls here!

Mad about modeling

Date: April 26, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
A new documentary called Girl Model, which follows the path of 13-year-old Nadya, a self-proclaimed Siberian “gray mouse” and “ordinary girl” who gets plucked from a sea of other lithe hopefuls by an American mercenary model scout and sent to Japan to try to make it big, is making the rounds and winning accolades at Continue reading


..But now that I look like this, you can just attack me for my weight!

‘Fat Betty Francis’ caricatures a complex character

Date: April 24, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Along with many other Mad Men fans, I eagerly awaited the show’s return last month after an extended hiatus. I wasn’t home for the season’s second episode that aired on April 1st, but all it took was one quick glance at Facebook and Twitter to see what that episode’s theme supposedly was – Betty Draper Continue reading


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In the space between old and new: Irish girls, the body, and self (part three)

Date: April 19, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
[Ed. note: This article is Part Three of a three-part series about the intersection of secular and religious culture in Ireland and the effect of those forces on Ireland’s young women. Here’s Part One and Part Two.] Ireland’s small size and historical lack of political and economic power, as well as its location between the United States and Continue reading


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Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” video: More drowning than denim

Date: April 17, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Lana Del Rey’s recent video release for “Blue Jeans” is deeply disturbing on so many levels. The cover art preceding the video’s debut channeled a messed-up Little Mermaid meme where an inert Lana lies in a questionable stage of consciousness as a disembodied, tattooed hand stretches for her jugular. I guess I was hoping the Continue reading


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Barbie goes bald… but don’t tell the “normal” kids.

Date: April 12, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Oh, Barbie. Such a complicated relationship you have with women. More than any other doll, Barbie is considered the iconic American toy of girls in the U.S., and is most well known by her critics as not being able to stand up on her own two feet if she were a real woman. Now, she’s Continue reading