Dmitriy T.M. sent in this month’s cover of GQ featuring Sasha Baron Cohen, in Bruno character. Cohen adopts a pose often used to showcase women’s bodies. The contrast between the meaning of the pose (sexy and feminine) with the fact that he’s male draws attention to how powerfully gendered the pose is. His facial expression highlights the ridiculousness of such a powerful gender binary (women look sexy when they pose like this, men look stupid when they do).
Once again, I needed a way to save this.
“Poses” by Yolanda Dominguez
This video points out how the poses models take in commercial photography are so different from real life.
Several people help the models up because they look so vulnerable, as if they’ve fallen down. This reaction shows that we link these images with vulnerabilyy (unability to immidiately defend themselves if sudden danger was to occur). And thus, that female fashion models are portraying feminime poses that stick to the stereotypical “women are weak” stereotype.
I need a way to save this for our gender project at my school.
Plus-size model Katie Halchishick in O Magazine, measuring the gap between healthy beauty and the toxic ideal
She’s beautiful. And seriously? That’s a little sick, that the difference is so much.
Disobeyed a bus driver’s orders to give up her seat for a white man. Was sequentially arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, Leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. A long time Civil Rights activist, she also fought for justice for black victims of rape perpetrated by white men, which were almost always ignored by the police and justice system. After her death at 92, her casket was placed in the rotunda of the United States Capitol for two days, so the nation could pay its respects, an honor usually reserved for Presidents of the United States. (Rosa Parks)
Here is something that annoys me about animation and especially video games.
This also sorta applies to live action movies.
Nothing’s different expect the hair.. true.
Really interesting article. Definitely the least judgmental, most accurate explanation of fanfic I’ve seen so far in any mainstream publication.
from left to right;
I am afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand.
My friend’s parents sent her away.
I found death threats in my locker.
I submitted to electroshock therapy.
I lost half my friends after coming out.
My grandmother sends me hate mail.
My school won’t let me take my date to prom.
I am not here anymore.
My dad tried to beat it out of me.
No one is proud of me.
“And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”
Breaking News of the Day: The New York Senate tonight passed the controversial Marriage Equality Act after the crucial 32nd, and 33rd, votes were secured.
New York thus becomes the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage, with the other five being Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Iowa. (Same-sex marriage is also legal in the District of Columbia.)
Republican holdouts Sens. Steve Saland (R-Poughkeepsie) and Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo), persuaded by the act’s religious protections, were responsible for contributing the decisive 32nd and 33rd votes; Sen. Greg Ball (R-Putnam), one of the fence-sitting Republicans who solicited opinions from his constituents via Twitter, decided earlier tonight to vote no.