Archive for the ‘Feminism’ Category

I really hate it when I’m approached on the street by some strange man commenting on my appearance. I’m not going to respond to cat calls. Want my attention? Approach me like a human being, not a piece of meat.

Meanwhile, in case you didn’t already know:

Kickass Illustrationed Responses To Street Harassment

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Below is a link to a paper I wrote for my Sociology class. Also, one of the many reasons why I’ve been absent (as I’ve mentioned a thousand times or more). I truly apologize for being a neglectful blogger. College is just a bit much this semester, and I need to ensure that I keep on top of things to retain my GPA. In interesting news, I’ve been invited to join the honor’s society, again! I’m not sure if I’m totally interested considering my course load, but it does seem tempting in terms of fluff to put on my resume. Thoughts? I’ll be as active as I can, and when I do a project relating to my political beliefs then I will definitely share it here!

The paper is on schools providing students with contraceptives, and I have to argue against myself. At least it’s a good way to flex my cognitively complex muscles! I hope you are all well! Find me on Facebook if you miss me! ūüėÄ

My Paper.

(Totally a rough draft)

Also, this blog is amazing, and it should keep you entertained while I’m gone!¬†

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On a better note: Laci Green!!! Also, idiotic YouTube conservative… “Trish” I believe? Ugh. Just make it shut up. No one picks on you because you’re a “slut” women hate you because you’re brain is the equivalent of a half-dead hamster on a rusted wheel.

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Totally Stolen From HERE

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The outfit is part of¬†“Miss Conception,”¬†an exhibit by artist Michele Pred which opens on December 4th at Art Miami, a contemporary art fair held every year in the Magic City. According to¬†Pred’s website, the performance installation “offers a wry commentary on 21st century sexual politics, with a focus on birth control.” On December 4th, for two and a half hours, Pred donned said gown, tiara, scepter and sash and became “Miss Conception.” She will do the same on December 7th.

“I’m dressing up … in this very ’60s-era version of a beauty queen to reflect on that era and how many things haven’t changed since that era in regards to attitudes toward birth control,” she told The Huffington Post. “Some have changed — you used to be considered a slut if you took birth control back then, and luckily that’s changed … but there are [still] so many misconceptions about reproduction and reproductive rights.”

Pred was first inspired to use birth control in her artwork in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election. “It really started with the growing concern before the election regarding¬†access to affordable birth control, and even¬†access to birth control [at all],” she said. “Obama won. But it doesn’t take away many of the issues and … there are still many states that make it very difficult for women and teenagers to have easy access to birth control.”

The “Miss Conception” exhibit also includes an interactive element. Pred invites observers to talk to her and hands out cards that have common myths about gender and sex printed on them, such as “You can’t get pregnant if you have sex standing up,” to people walking by. This interaction is key to her goal as an artist, she said.

“My art is really about igniting dialogue,” she said. “Whether you agree or like what I’m doing, it’s about provoking a conversation.”

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‘Slumber Party Barbie’ Diet Book From 1965 Offers Troubling Weight Loss Advice

Many fad diets are based on ridiculous premises: eat lots of cabbage!; inject yourself with hormones produced by pregnant women!; staple your ears!

Now, courtesy of a 1965-era Barbie, comes another outlandish idea to help keep the pounds off: starvation. We’ve always known Mattel’s iconic¬†Barbie doll may not be the most healthful source¬†for advice on keeping a trim figure, but the “Slumber Party Barbie,” produced in the mid-1960s, really takes the cake.

Among the doll’s accessories are a small plastic scale permanently set to 110 lbs., and a diet book titled “How To Lose Weight,” because who doesn’t go to a sleepover without their diet book?

The¬†diet book’s only advice?¬†“DON’T EAT!”

According to the Daily Mail, Mattel dropped the scale from¬†Slumber Party Barbies produced the next year, but the diet book — and its terrible advice — lingered on until at least 1967.

 

Please Note: 

This article is not mine (hope that was obvious.) The original article can be found here. I truly hope that the body positive movement continues to spread and eventually hits the mainstream. It scares me to death that one day something like this could be a source of influence for my potential daughter.

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