These ads are unbelievably sexy. Also, very powerful and thought-provoking. When I first saw them the other day, after "Fwoar!", I thought "Ha! In yo face objectifying male-chauvinist pigs!". Seeing them today I thought (fwoar! again) THIS is why women's bodies have for so long been used in advertising! When it's not a woman being… Continue reading Sex sells – a view from the other side
Recently the young women of Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University felt the wrath of the interweb for committing a terrible crime. The sorority girls chose to have a laugh with each other (and to record that fun photographically) rather than to watch a baseball game!!! The sports commentators (a race of creatures I happen to despise on principle anyway) were… Continue reading More on selfies and sexism
I started reading this article just now. It's no doubt excellent, life affirming and all that - but I've had to stop reading. It started, shockingly, like this: “Excuse me ma’am, I really enjoyed your yoga class tonight. But I wanted to come by and tell you that as a yoga teacher, you need to lose weight.… Continue reading No. That is really NOT okay!
A really excellent article from this ain't livin about self-portraits, snobbery and sexism. I wanted to reproduce it here because it raises some fantastic ideas. It discusses the 'selfie' as artform particularly favoured by women and, consequently, derided and rejected as trash. Really interesting Selfies and Sexism Posted on 3 February, 2015 by s.e. smith If you peruse my Instagram, you’ll find an assortment… Continue reading Selfies and Sexism – @sesmithwrites
Right, this is something that's been bugging me for a very long time: the oft quoted trope that "women don't want nice guys". This is, in my opinion, utter bollocks. Of course we want nice guys! We just want them to be sexy, interesting and intelligent as well. We want men with drive and imagination. Personally,… Continue reading Nice guys