Are breasts scandalous?
Date: August 8, 2014 | Posted By: SashaDid you know that bikinis used to be completely scandalous? When they debuted in 1946, their inventor Louis Réard couldn’t find models willing to wear them. Réard named them well — after an island atoll where the US had recently been testing atomic weapons, in the expectation that the tiny bathing suits to create a Continue reading
Activists find novel ways to stamp out street harassment
Date: August 1, 2014 | Posted By: TessaIt’s an unfortunate fact of our lives that women are often subjected to street harassment. Any woman can tell you that it’s hard to walk down the street without our appearance being commented on by absolute strangers. These unsolicited comments are at best annoying, and at worst, terrifying. But lately, I’ve been starting to hear Continue reading
Should you take it (almost) all off for a telfie?
Date: July 25, 2014 | Posted By: AudreyOk, so you guys. Did you know that “Telfies” are a real thing? Yeah, uh huh. Telfies, meaning a selfie where you bare your tummy. Because apparently if you have a flat stomach, you need to make sure the whole world can see it on their phones. I’m all about “Live and let live,” and Continue reading
Debunking the legend of the love interest: John Legend’s “You & I”
Date: July 17, 2014 | Posted By: Blog ManagerBy Caitlin Lansing John Legend’s “You & I (Nobody in the World)” John Legend’s new music video for his song “You & I (Nobody in the World)” continues a recent trend – which will hopefully become a norm – of featuring “real” women. Coming off the heels of the aerie Real campaign and coinciding with Continue reading
The renaissance of female empowerment comes from an unlikely source: advertisers
Date: July 11, 2014 | Posted By: TessaFeminine hygiene products have a history of questionable advertising. Lately, however, we’re starting to see some truly groundbreaking, entertaining, and original ads. The newest maxi pad video doing the viral rounds is this one from Always: Now, I’m not sure I would really consider this an ad for tampons or pads. In fact, they’re not Continue reading
Time’s almost up for Give Everybody a Bikini Body
Date: July 7, 2014 | Posted By: Jennifer BergerHey About-Face blog readers! Did you know we have a ridiculously exciting crowdfunding campaign going on through Indiegogo? That it’s our first one ever? And that it’s ending in THREE DAYS? It’s called: As of right now, we’re at 98% of our goal, with about $150 left to raise in the next 3 days! Even Continue reading
This summer, get YOUR perfect media literacy body in just 5 steps!
Date: July 3, 2014 | Posted By: Blog ManagerSince I occasionally get bored while waiting in line to pay for groceries, I periodically experience the utter joy of seeing a seemingly body-positive teen mag, leafing through it, and having my hopes crushed. At this point in my life, I pick up the magazines not out of legitimate hope that a Seventeen article entitled Continue reading
Training video shows simplicity of photoshopping bodies
Date: June 30, 2014 | Posted By: TessaAltering images via Photoshop has become so commonplace that the simple, all-encompassing term “Photoshopping” is now understood by just about everyone. But what exactly is Photoshopping, and how easy is it to do? This video, from the well-respected software training website lynda.com, shows exactly how to achieve a Photoshopped body in just a few clicks Continue reading
One million other things to do this summer besides worry about your weight
Date: June 27, 2014 | Posted By: Sarah LFor some people, summer means endless days of sleeping in, binging on Netflix, working on your tan, scoping out hot lifeguards, and making memories. However, if you’re like me and you have struggled with body image issues, summer can be a difficult time. Not only will your body be on display a whole lot more, Continue reading
Tropes vs Women in Video Games examines women as background decoration
Date: June 23, 2014 | Posted By: Blog ManagerVideo games are a multibillion dollar industry and a form of media in their own right. Which is precisely why it’s so important for people like Anita Sarkeesian — a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency — to speak out against sexism and misogyny in games. Her web series, Tropes vs. Women in Continue reading