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Just “Bad Blood,” or bad body image?

Date: June 3, 2015 | Posted By: Caitlin
Nude bodices, come-hither poses, and full body scans of a barely clothed body: Taylor Swift’s latest video, “Bad Blood,” is the culmination of her sexual evolution, which we began to see with the release of her album 1989 in 2014. Sexual, or at least sensual, lyrics trickle through the album (“his hands are in my Continue reading

Parody piece is more feminist than Rolling Stone’s actual women’s issue

Date: October 25, 2012 | Posted By: Magdalena
The Stranger, an alternative newspaper based in Seattle, has a great piece that serves the dual purpose of satirizing sexism and advertising local musicians. Based on Rolling Stone’s women’s issue, the piece highlights “Men Who Rock”—as they say, “FOR A CHANGE!” It’s a piece about men written in the style of a piece about women, Continue reading

Rolling Stone magazine considers Justin Bieber an abortion expert

Date: February 23, 2011 | Posted By: Stacey
By now, you’ve probably heard that Justin Bieber is an abortion expert. Okay, not really. But that didn’t stop Rolling Stone contributing editor, Vanessa Grigoriadis, from asking the tween heartthrob his thoughts on the issue. “I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber said. “It’s like killing a baby?” Perhaps phrasing that as an interrogative sentence doesn’t Continue reading

Miley Cyrus in ELLE: Can She Really Have the Best of Both Worlds?

Date: July 29, 2009 | Posted By:
The youngsters love Disney’s Hannah Montana, but what kind of message is Miley Cyrus sending them about how to act in real life? Whether she is wearing thigh-high boots or clutching a sheet to her naked torso (as she was in last year’s Vanity Fair), 16-year-old Miley has been shown in very adult poses. These Continue reading