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Love ya, Ben. But do you have any idea how clueless your comments make you seem?

Breaking news: Ben Affleck finds running after his three kids “very tiring”

Date: September 27, 2012 | Posted By: Audrey
I 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 exposes herself to celebrate and inspire triumphs over insecurities.

Lady Gaga fights negativity with positivity, kicks ass

Date: September 25, 2012 | Posted By: Tessa
In 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: Stacey
The 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: Stacey
Questions 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.

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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: Stacey
Questions 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.

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“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.

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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


Gallery of Winners: Title Nine asks, “Where are you your own best self?”

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Questions to Consider: * What are these images selling? * Who is the target audience? * How does Title Nine want us to feel about these women? About ourselves? What We Think: There really aren’t enough catalogs that feature strong, active, happy women. Not only does Title Nine feature positive images of active women, the Continue reading


Gallery of Winners: Fruit of the Loom Reminds Us that We’re Flawless.

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Questions to Consider:   * Who are the women in this ad? * What is the message the commercial conveys? * How would you feel if this commercial came on after a Victoria’s Secret commercial? (How about before?) * What emotion does the advertiser want you to feel? What We Think: This ad is really Continue reading