Think only white women get eating disorders? Think again.
Date: March 28, 2014 | Posted By: TessaIn popular culture, stories of eating disorders are dominated by white women. But what about the other sufferers? Women of color have been sidelined in eating disorder funding and research, and have therefore been underestimated in our perception of the affected demographic. In the new Slate article “Eating disorders do not discriminate“, Michelle Konstantinovsky explores Continue reading
Tabloids tell the truth in new media campaign
Date: March 13, 2014 | Posted By: Allie“What if we cared about those living in poverty as much as we care about celebrities?” This is a simple question asked by WoodGreen Community Services to raise awareness about the daily struggles of single mothers living in poverty. WoodGreen, a large social service agency in Toronto, works to help people find job training, affordable Continue reading
Breaking news: Ben Affleck finds running after his three kids “very tiring”
Date: September 27, 2012 | Posted By: AudreyI like Ben. All that keepin’ it real with his Baahston roots and getting off the crazy train that was Bennifer before it was too late. Then I read the this month’s Details’ interview with him titled “Ben Affleck: No Apologies. No Regrets. No Bulls#*t” and as a mom with two small kids who dreams Continue reading
Lady Gaga fights negativity with positivity, kicks ass
Date: September 25, 2012 | Posted By: TessaIn a classy move, Lady Gaga has responded to the media frenzy surrounding her weight gain with positivity. On her social networking website, Little Monsters, she posted four candid, unedited photographs of herself in skimpy underwear, accompanied by these captions: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15” “But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION” “To Inspire Bravery.” “and BREED Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: The Runaways Prove that Girls Rock Hard.
Date: September 2, 2010 | Posted By: StaceyThe Runaways, trailer, 2010 Questions to Consider: * What kinds of challenges do you think The Runaways faced in the 1970s? * Is the music industry more accepting of women today, or are women still expected to act a certain way? * What was unique about the band The Runaways? What We Think: In the Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: Inner Beauty Is Priceless.
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * What defines beauty in America? * Does exposing your body make you more or less beautiful? * What do you notice that different cultures value in terms of beauty? What We Think: The media loves to pick on Jessica Simpson, but there’s much more to the singer than her sometimes-goofy Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: Slaying a Jabberwocky and Other Girly Feats.
Date: | Posted By:Questions to Consider: * What are some of Alice’s personality traits in this movie? * Did Alice need to be brave to be truly herself? Why? * Did it seem important that Alice was pretty or wore makeup in this movie? What We Think: Disney isn’t exactly known for its portrayals of girls that go Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: Glamour goes above and beyond.
Date: | Posted By: StaceyQuestions to Consider: * How do women’s magazines typically make you feel? * In what ways does the article from Glamour differ from images in other magazines? * What kind of products do women’s magazines try to sell you? * What do you notice about the different messages of magazine articles and magazine advertising? What Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: Kotex Tells It Like It Is.
Date: | Posted By:“U by Kotex: So Obnoxious” TV commercial “U by Kotex: Reality Check” TV commercial Questions to Consider: * Is Kotex’s commentary about other tampon commercials accurate? * In what ways does this commercial raise awareness about how manipulative commercials can be? (And is this commercial an exception?) * How does Kotex want you to feel Continue reading
Gallery of Winners: “America the Beautiful” exposes some ugly truths.
Date: | Posted By:Produced by: Sensory Overload Productions DVD available in Fall 2009. See the film’s web site for more details. Questions to Consider: * Is America obsessed with beauty? * Do the beauty and fashion industries need to promote the thin body ideal to be successful? * What are some mixed messages that girls get about their Continue reading