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Tracy Anderson prescribes baby food and DNA-defying workouts

Date: September 30, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Quit your whining and eat some baby food! Okay, okay, so that’s not exactly what celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson is telling her clientele. But it’s pretty close, according to numerous reports. Perhaps you read one of the various articles recently, claiming Tracy’s famous trainees (Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few of the names Continue reading

Advertisers want you to eat baby carrots like junk food

Date: September 28, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Remember the good ol’ days when baby carrots were just wholesome snacks, packed with nutrients? Consider those days gone. That baby carrot you once knew and loved has copped an attitude. It’s roughed up its image, started hanging with a bad crowd, and I think it might have just given you the finger. Yes, that’s Continue reading

Levi’s ass-inine idea of equality

Date: September 23, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
ASS. Got your attention, didn’t I? I’m guessing Levi’s was pretty proud of the final tagline for their new Curve ID jeans: “All asses were not created equal.” Nothing makes you do a double-take like the blatant use of “ass” in advertising, right? But I digress. The real story behind the company’s latest ad campaign Continue reading

“Elle” makes a mockery of Gabourey Sidibe’s cover girl moment

Date: September 21, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
What do you call a top fashion magazine that features a plus-sized African American actress on its cover? Progressive? Revolutionary? If you’ve read recent Internet reports of Gabourey Sidibe’s October Elle cover, you might call it “racist,” “offensive,” or, as Salon puts it, “a weird fetishization that borders on patronizing.” Allow me to explain. In Continue reading

The skinny on “skinny” products

Date: September 16, 2010 | Posted By:
The following post was written by 16-year-old About-Face supporter Haley: I think I can speak for most girls my age when I say that my generation is an impressionable one. Knowing this, companies constantly bombard us with manipulative ads and products that make us feel worse about ourselves than we already do. Take skinny jeans, Continue reading

Katherine Schwarzenegger’s new book tells girls to rock what they’ve got

Date: September 14, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Celebrity spawn doing good in the world? It’s possible! Katherine Schwarzenegger (you may have heard of her dad, Arnold? Oh, and her mom, Maria Shriver.) is proving that growing up in the spotlight doesn’t necessarily lead to DUIs and diva behavior. Rather than cash in on her famous name (hi there, Paris Hilton), Katherine is Continue reading

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

Date: September 10, 2010 | Posted By:
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 Continue reading

Are TV game shows sexist?

Date: September 7, 2010 | Posted By:
I’m a game show junkie. I’ve devoured television game shows from the time I was little, home sick from school, until now, after dinner with my roommates. They’re quick, fun, usually educational, and appeal to my really competitive side. So it all works out nicely when I can claim victory over a Final Jeopardy answer. Continue reading

Gallery of Winners: A New Line of Proactiv Women.

Date: September 2, 2010 | Posted By:
Questions to Consider:   * What is this ad selling? * What does it mean to not be a pushover? * What does “proactive” mean? * How does this ad make you feel? What We Think: Proactiv’s new campaign has a series of ads with different female celebrities and captions like “I’m no pushover. I’m Continue reading

Gallery of Winners: The Runaways Prove that Girls Rock Hard.

Date: | 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