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About-Face protests American Apparel: An Afternoon with Dov Charney

Date: April 30, 2010 | Posted By:
By now, you know how much we despise American Apparel’s advertising. Well, here’s your chance to make your voice heard TOMORROW, whether you’re in San Francisco or supporting from afar: An Afternoon with Dov Charney Saturday, May 1 at 1:00pm Haight St. (at Clayton), San Francisco (and online) Click for more info. Using street theater Continue reading

No makeup, no airbushing, no problem! Jessica Simpson goes natural on the cover of Marie Claire.

Date: April 13, 2010 | Posted By:
  Jessica’s Simpson is on an ambitious campaign to change Hollywood’s perceptions of beauty: one step was with the release of her new reality show, now she’s bravely going where hardly any celebs have gone before. She appears on the cover of Marie Claire with, according the magazine’s reps, no makeup, no special hair prep and Continue reading

Love ya, “Glee”, but stay decent.

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OK, so why did Rolling Stone find it so necessary to show Lea Michelle (Rachel)’s underwear and hint at the idea of Dianna Agron (Quinn) riding a bike’s handlebars sans panties? Oh, that’s right. It’s Rolling Stone, makers of the most sexist magazine covers I’ve ever seen. And we use women’s bodies to sell magazines. Continue reading

What’s the opposite of Spectacular?

Date: April 8, 2010 | Posted By:
Have you heard of Kiely Williams? She was a flash in the pan of my adolescence as a member of girl group 3LW, and later found fame in Disney’s The Cheetah Girls, but now she’s trying to ditch her good-girl past and reinvent herself for an edgier audience. That’s fine; artists do it all the Continue reading

“The Runaways” paints picture of two sides of female sexualization

Date: April 6, 2010 | Posted By:
I confess: I didn’t know about the band The Runaways. I’d heard some of their music, but I didn’t know their story—they were finished by the time I was born. So I was grateful to be able to watch the spectacular tale of the first all-female rock band unfold on the screen in The Runaways, Continue reading

That’s enough, American Apparel.

Date: April 1, 2010 | Posted By:
In a move that comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, American Apparel has set a new standard for sexually objectifying women everywhere via their “World’s Best Bottom” contest. You’ve probably heard about it: CEO Dov Charney and company encouraged American Apparel customers around the world to send in photos of their butts clad in Continue reading