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Angela Rockwood Featured

Plus-size models? Check. Disabled models? Check.

Date: October 15, 2013 | Posted By: Sasha
Remember earlier this year, when Abercombie & Fitch’s CEO Mike Jeffries announced that he “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store?” (Elizabeth wrote a great post about it!) Debenhams — a department store chain in the UK, Ireland, and Denmark — aimed for the opposite in its inclusive and body-positive “High Summer Look Book” Continue reading


Camp Gyno Featured

The Camp Gyno high-fives our periods

Date: September 19, 2013 | Posted By: Siri
Menstruation demonstration! The Camp Gyno video shows that it can be simple to make the monthly “red badge of courage” seem pretty cool and laid back – even fun!  I can’t decide what my favorite part of the video is, but it comes down to one of these two: when The Camp Gyno casually uses Continue reading


Make Your Move Campaign Featured

Making a difference with “Make Your Move” campaign

Date: September 17, 2013 | Posted By: Katie
With so many negative images and ads out there, it’s nice to see a few of the opposite once in a while. The Make Your Move campaign caught my eye a few months back and has been popping up across social media ever since. According to their Facebook page, “Make Your Move is an effort from Missoula’s Intervention Continue reading


Misogynistic Memes Featured

Humorless, man-hating feminist unamused by misogynistic memes

Date: September 12, 2013 | Posted By: Ann
Misogynistic memes don’t just lurk in the terrifying depths of Reddit where Good Girl Gina and Overly Attached Girlfriend were born; they have permeated the Internet and have become an embarrassing element of contemporary pop culture. Beyond the standard “make me a sandwich” jokes, sexist memes can go as far as to derogate rape and women’s Continue reading


Orange is the New Black Featured

Orange is the New Black, white, straight, gay, and everything in between

Date: September 5, 2013 | Posted By: Sarah
I’m extremely skeptical about television. I don’t have cable because, save for Breaking Bad, I’m generally not interested. So when I first saw the ads for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, I was quick to write it off as a scripted and gimmicky tale of a white girl in prison. But after watching it, I Continue reading


Retail Body Diversity Featured

Retailers embrace body diversity like it’s NBD

Date: August 22, 2013 | Posted By: Tessa
Recently, there has been an interesting spate of retailers using a diverse range of body types to model their clothing. It’s not like we haven’t seen this in the past, but usually the advertiser or magazine editorial will make a point of it, like: “Look at us! We’re being soooo amazingly inclusive! Aren’t we cutting-edge?” Continue reading


Camp Reel Stories Featured

Hand a girl a camera and the sexist media industry can start looking for the exit

Date: August 21, 2013 | Posted By: Siri
Being critical towards media messages is vital, but at some point, we need to actually produce new material for when (not if) the sexist TV shows, movies, and commercials finally dissolve. This is the rocking attitude behind Camp Reel Stories. Camp Reel Stories is a media camp for teenage girls located in Oakland, California, where Continue reading


App Camp For Girls Featured

App Camp For Girls: building confidence and iPhone apps

Date: August 15, 2013 | Posted By: Allie
App Camp for Girls is redefining the common image of a software developer. Step aside, guys. The new faces of software development are middle school girls. And the future will look a lot less typical. Summer camp here is less crafts and s’mores, more design interfaces and Xcode. Instructed and mentored by successful female designers Continue reading


Screen shot from Emily Lindin's Kickstarter video.

Fund this Kickstarter project! Slut: A Documentary Film

Date: August 5, 2013 | Posted By: Stacey
“i love u also i want u to let me squeeze ur boobs.” Another quote from Emily Lindin’s The UnSlut Project reels us in. We covered this project in early May, but just to bring you up to speed: Emily was the sixth grade “slut.” She kept a diary at that time, and decided to Continue reading


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The BodyCon competition encourages advertisements that subvert the “ideal” body

Date: August 3, 2013 | Posted By: Tessa
The Butterfly Foundation in Sydney, Australia, a charity that supports people with eating disorders and negative body image, has created a new video competition that aims to expose the media’s representation of beauty. “The Body Con” is a competition encouraging entrants to “create a 30 second advertisement that confronts the belief that being in control Continue reading