Croods best ensemble movie since Incredibles. Take your kids!
Date: April 11, 2013 | Posted By: JenniferThis piece was originally published by Margot Magowan on her blog, Reel Girl. My three daughters, my niece, my sister, and I LOVED The Croods. From beginning to end, this movie is fantastic. The characters are great and the animation is gorgeous. The Croods is the best ensemble animated movie since The Incredibles, and like Continue reading
Lose hate, not weight: an interview with the absolutely fabulous Virgie Tovar
Date: April 8, 2013 | Posted By: VeraLast month I attended a couple workshops that were presented by Virgie Tovar, a body image expert and coach. Virgie has also edited the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion. The workshops were awesome and inspiring, leaving me feeling great about myself and wanting to spread the word about how Continue reading
Tide seems to understand that men know how to operate a washing machine
Date: April 1, 2013 | Posted By: LarkinOk, Tide. Stop sending me conflicting signals. We all know that the vast majority of advertisements for cleaning products like detergents and mops feature women doing all the acts of cleaning and housekeeping. And it’s important to note that it isn’t just women; it’s usually moms. This isn’t just reinforcing the stereotype of women, but Continue reading
In the world of men’s magazine publishing, does honesty count?
Date: | Posted By: TessaLet’s face it: We live in a world where women are objectified left, right, and center. The focal point of this objectification is magazines — those made for both men and women. But that objectification usually runs under the surface, insidiously pointing out our flaws by showing women who are impossibly flawless. Until now. Speaking Continue reading
The reinvention of girl power: new Lara Croft is still a bad-ass, with a new bra
Date: March 28, 2013 | Posted By: SarahSince Tomb Raider’s debut in 1996, the game’s hero, Lara Croft, has been most every adolescent boy’s dream and every grown woman’s nightmare. Despite her bad-ass moves, Lara’s body—most notably a pair of laughably enormous breasts—has always been overtly objectified and sexualized. But in the most recent iteration of the Tomb Raider franchise, Tomb Raider: Continue reading
Smart girl shares science (and scoops brains) on YouTube
Date: March 18, 2013 | Posted By: MegEmily Graslie is into dead things, and she’s not afraid to talk about it. Emily is the Volunteer Curatorial Assistant at the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum at the University of Montana. She shares her knowledge of and passion for taxidermy, natural history, and animal specimen preparation (dead things) with me and other viewers worldwide Continue reading
Pinning for a better you: What’s your Pinspiration?
Date: | Posted By: DavidIsn’t Pinterest great? It’s one of the fastest growing social networks in America. For many people, it is literally their life. They gather recipes, projects, articles, and other informational websites together in an easy to navigate and organized package. It is a place to learn, gain talents, and be entertained. However, there is a trend that Continue reading
Why can’t we stop talking about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy weight gain?
Date: | Posted By: AudreyIt can’t be easy being Kim Kardashian. First, there’s her mom. Then there’s the whole world scrutinizing her pregnant body daily—and using it as an opportunity to engage in more blatant body snarking and policing than I’ve seen in a while. Despite the fact that Kim is in the early stages of her pregnancy and Continue reading
Girls suck at math and boys shouldn’t wear princess crowns
Date: March 17, 2013 | Posted By: StaceyGendered advertising sucks. Seriously. Just last weekend, I was in the grocery store with my partner when we stumbled upon some energy drinks marketed specifically toward women, called Her, which were so uniquely (sarcasm) colored bright pink. Because apparently, all other energy drinks weren’t “feminine” enough, we needed one just for women. Just like we need Continue reading
Drop everything you’re doing and watch these films!
Date: March 11, 2013 | Posted By: KatieMedia clearly has something against women. There just aren’t enough women making movies about women, and those movies that do exist don’t get the attention they deserve. Documentaries are unfortunately in the same situation when it comes to gender equality. Luckily, there are organizations and women out there making a difference that deserve to be Continue reading