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PETA and Feminism Don’t Mix

I love the satirical newspaper The Onion. Their sharp and hilarious cultural criticism makes me laugh and makes me think. A little while back they featured this video about how People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) uses the objectification of women in their advertising:

Lush cosmetics anti-animal testing campaign demonstrated on women

Note: This blog originally claimed that PETA was partnered with Lush in this campaign. This information is false and we deeply regret the mistake, and sincerely apologize for the error. If it looks like violence against women and it smells like violence against women, is it violence against women? Nope. It could be the anti-animal

Female celebrities during award season: Keeping it (too?) real

I’m all for celebs getting real about what it takes to look as good as they do. Hell, I’ve even been known to enjoy me a little of US Mag’s “They’re Just Like Us!” section because it pokes holes in the perceived perfection of A-listers. What I don’t like, however, is Oscar nominees Octavia Spencer

“Disordered” by Dominique Blakely

A psycho physiological disorder usually occurring in young women that is characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a distorted self-image, a persistent unwillingness to eat, and severe weight loss. Self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, malnutrition, amenorrhea, and other physiological changes often accompany it. That’s basically it. Well actually no, it isn’t. There are many

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No humans were physically harmed in the making of this advertisement, but many were insulted, demeaned and generally pissed off.   Our society, and many/most others, suggest that if a woman doesn’t restrict, mold or control her body she will be overwhelming, out of control, unattractive…animal-like. Why is it ok to demean women while promoting

Check out our brand new Gallery of Offenders and Gallery of Winners!

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived: It’s time to announce the 2010 About-Face Gallery of Offenders and Gallery of Winners! From pre-pubescent pageant queens to disembodied derrieres, the offenders were in rare (often Photoshopped) form this year. We had a tough time narrowing down the ads, shows, videos, movies and more to a

Gallery of Offenders: Treating animals ethically, but what about women?

Questions to Consider:   * What is this ad trying to convey? * Who is this ad’s intended audience? * What does a woman’s body have to do with the ethical treatment of animals? What We Think: They may be called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but it’s hard to remember the last