Category Archives: Feminism

First Comes Weight Loss, Then Comes Marriage

As we demonize weight gain and celebrate weight loss, the news is out: Ricki Lake is losing weight. In proper regulatory fashion, this “victorious” act is being broadcasted. The Huffington Post reports, “‘Dancing with the Stars’ Premiere: Ricki Lake Already … Continue reading

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Six Ounces of Thin?

After receiving complaints from the National Eating Disorders Association, General Mills has decided to pull the following Yoplait Yogurt commercial: The Association argues that the internal dialogue, the back and forth self-bargaining, that the woman in the commercial has with … Continue reading

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Disney Wants Your Baby!

The┬áNew York Times article “Disney Looking Into the Cradle for Customers” alerts readers to the highly disturbing: Disney is not satisfied with the uncountable number of minds it has already corrupted. Now, Disney is entering into maternity hospitals, looking to … Continue reading

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Hair: Long or Short and Who Cares?

I have short hair. Really short hair. Senior year of high school, I cut it all off and I have never missed the absence of length. Since the cut, my family (and strangers for that matter) have asked me to … Continue reading

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Skin Language: Unpacking the Cover of Elle Magazine

After reading about the current controversy surrounding Elle Magazine, I am left thinking of skin, of the ways we culturally embed the flesh with racist stereotypes. Dominant culture has mythologized light skin as privileged, setting a dangerous precedent. On the … Continue reading

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Essential Femininity, Bottled and Ready for Purchase

It doesn’t take much to notice that essential femininity is being branded, packaged, and sold. The clothes and food we buy are codified, and now, so are our body washes. Just in case you didn’t notice the curvy shape and … Continue reading

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Interrogating the Asexual, Erased Body

While working on completing a visual essay on why our bodies are held to unrealistic standards, I have been looking at various body types in catalogs. I have noticed that the presentation of some bodies is meant to evoke asexuality … Continue reading

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