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Kids want to see heroic female protagonists

Date: February 19, 2013 | Posted By: Stacey
This article was originally published by Margot Magowan on her blog, Reel Girl. Yesterday, I posted about A Mighty Girl’s news that kids’ underwear with female superheroes on it sold out. I also posted about a dad shopping with his 5-year-old daughter who complained about the lack of cool female characters on clothing. He bought his daughter boys’ Continue reading

In praise of female celebrity role models

Date: February 12, 2013 | Posted By: Stacey
I think we’re due for a piece full of praise. A high school English teacher in Chicago, Ashley Lauren Samsa, shared on Bitch magazine’s website a list of positive female role models in pop culture, as drafted up by her students. She wrote, “The list is a good insight into what interests teen girls these Continue reading

Going Green: In praise of Laci Green and sex positivity

Date: October 23, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Can we please acknowledge how amazing Laci Green is?! If you don’t know about Laci Green, I am here to inform you. She is a sex-educating, YouTubing, social justice advocating, body-positive, and ass-kicking human being. Or, in her own words: “I’m Laci, 22[-year-old] peer sex educator & YouTuber from San Fran. I make videos to Continue reading

NBC takes a step forward in gender and race representation with Revolution

Date: October 2, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
On September 17, NBC aired its newest television series Revolution. The premise of the show is pretty simple: One day, every single piece of technology completely blacks out, permanently. Fifteen years later on the outskirts of Chicago, families are living feudally, relying on farming and hunting to sustain themselves. We learn that Ben Matheson may Continue reading

Top model Karlie Kloss has no ribcage

Date: October 1, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
What happens when Photoshopping is done to hide a model’s extreme thinness? Jezebel took the words right out of our mouths with their article last week regarding Numéro magazine’s release of a Photoshopped image of model Karlie Kloss. This particular model hasn’t been Photoshopped to appear thinner (as we so often see in the world of Continue reading

When did nude become news?

Date: September 21, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Kate Middleton’s breasts got suddenly famous, and the uproar ensued. As you know by now, on September 14, the French magazine Closer printed photographs of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless on a vacation with Prince William — without Kate’s knowledge or approval. Consumers of gossip mags know that this is hardly unusual. We fawn over pictures Continue reading

Groundbreaking D.C. campaign shows that trans people are people, too

Date: September 18, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
If you live in Washington, D.C., you may soon see an advertisement with a cheerful, smiling person pointing out some things they like to do in D.C. One woman says she likes going to the Smithsonian. A smiling man in a button-down shirt claims to like “playing basketball with the guys.” Believe it or not, Continue reading

Barney’s + Disney = Scary-skinny makeovers

Date: September 11, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
High-end retail department behemoth Barney’s New York announced its holiday collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, wherein our beloved characters get the “runway treatment” (Read: slimmed to scary proportions). The front runners? A truly Skinny Minnie, a drastically dieted-down Daisy Duck, hipster Goofy, and more irritatingly altered versions of the iconic clan. In the short Continue reading

Hey, fat girl! Shrink!

Date: September 6, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Spas are supposed to be relaxing, luxuriating experiences. I have personally never been to one, but from what I hear, you get pampered, massaged, relieve stress, and the like. You know what I didn’t know was a part of the spa experience here in New York, where I live? Being told you’re fat. And that Continue reading

What we learned from the Olympics’ coverage of female athletes

Date: September 4, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
This year’s Olympics in London provided some notable victories for women. It was the first Olympics where there were female athletes from all participating countries. And as always, the Olympics put strong, capable women in the spotlight. In a media landscape where female celebrities are often reported on for their fashion, hair style, or fluctuating Continue reading