Feminist group pranks Victoria’s Secret, everyone likes the improvement
Date: December 20, 2012 | Posted By: MagdalenaWhat if Victoria’s Secret used their caché in a certain demographic to promote the importance of consent? It seemed to be reality this month with the web site Pink Loves Consent, set up by the Baltimore feminist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. FORCE used the Victoria’s Secret logo and their trademark PINK line to showcase Continue reading
You go girls! Plus-size bloggers tackle fashion one step at a time
Date: December 3, 2012 | Posted By: About-Face InternWhat we wear as people allows us to express to the world around us who we are as individuals. This should be something so easy to do, right? WRONG! For so many curvy and plus-size girls and women, this has become a battle that leaves many wounded and feeling defeated. For this reason, the valiant Continue reading
Pink my ride: The Honda Fit She’s
Date: | Posted By: HeatherListen up ladies: Your feminine ride has arrived! Honda introduces the Honda Fit “She’s” — a pinkalicious car made specifically for women. Clad in a bubble-gum-colored exterior, the “She’s” boasts pink interior stitching and matching chrome dashboard covers. Designers had the descriptor “Adult cute” in mind and have fittingly changed the apostrophe in “She’s” to Continue reading
Alpha Nail, for a more masculine nail polish option
Date: November 19, 2012 | Posted By: MagdalenaAlpha Nail, a cosmetics company that claims it is for “Men and Fighters,” is filling the gap in the market for a male-oriented nail polish. What, you didn’t know the market needed male-oriented nail polish? Well, clearly you were mistaken, because men apparently have very specific nail polish needs that cannot be satisfied by mere normal lady polish. Continue reading
Rent the Runway: making fashion accessible without the stereotypes
Date: November 14, 2012 | Posted By: HaileyTrying to find clothes that fit can be hard — especially when most e-commerce fashion sites use very particular body types to display their outfits. If you’re not tall and thin, browsing through page after page of garment-clad models offers you no indication of how the clothes will look on you once you buy them. Rent the Continue reading
Candles: Now available for men
Date: June 12, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyAre you a man? Do you love candles? Are you deeply and appropriately ashamed of your love of candles because everyone knows candles are feminine (and there is nothing worse than being feminine)? Well today is your lucky day! Yankee Candles has released a line of candles that’s masculine enough to fit any manly man’s Continue reading
Barbie goes bald… but don’t tell the “normal” kids.
Date: April 12, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyOh, 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
Forever 21: Let our knees be (knees)!
Date: April 5, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyDiscount fashion retailer Forever 21 is adding another item on the drop-down menu of “body parts to feel self-conscious about”: knee caps. The web site featuring their skirt-purchasing options has more than 100 items in which the models’ kneecaps are completely airbrushed out, or are cleverly obscured so only a hint of curvature is detectable. Continue reading
Skinnygirl Cocktails: Because we all want to be a skinny girl
Date: March 15, 2012 | Posted By: StaceySkinnygirl cocktails sounds like a great idea at first (to some) but I’m not buying it (figuratively and literally). The existence of these low-cal beverages, always marketed toward women, contribute to the larger cultures of reinforcing gender binaries, body shaming, and the diet industry. This type of gendered marketing is frequently based on false stereotypes that Continue reading
America: Once we start to sexualize our M&Ms, we know something’s wrong.
Date: March 13, 2012 | Posted By: StaceyMost everyone loves M&Ms. They’re delicious, colorful, melt-in-your-mouth goodness… Right? That was my opinion, until I realized just how sexist the characterization of America’s favorite candy really is. Sexism comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be as prominent as the wage gap or as subtle as the words “manmade” or “mankind.” It’s important Continue reading