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Posts tagged foodieamazon
ELLE Cover Lightens The Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Leave it to ELLE Magazine to photochop the world’s most beautiful woman. Aishwarya Rai, the reigning queen of Indian cinema, model and classically trained dancer is currently on the cover of ELLE India—several shades lighter. Rai’s skin has been lightened and her dark brown hair appears to have a red tint to it.
The Times of India reported the former Miss World is “furious with the bleaching botch-up” and is considering taking legal action against ELLE.
This isn’t the first time Elle has done this. Seriously, what the hell. Do they not think anyone will notice? This makes my blood boil because it just reinforces the idea that anything that isn’t white isn’t beautiful. I’m actually too angry and sad to write anything other than expletives at this moment, but I really hope that I don’t have to explain why this is wrong on so many levels.
Remember how Pan Am employed numerous Japanese Nisei stewardesses during the 50’s and 60’s? Remember how they played an integral part in the history of the Jet Age, despite and possibly because of the racism and exoticization they had to face on a day-to-day basis?
OH RIGHT HAHAHA OF COURSE NOT WHY WOULD YOU
Heavens, why ever would it be interesting to discuss the experience of Japanese-Americans during the post-war period.
Something to think about. I am so sick of white-washed, revisionist history television shows and movies that completely
forget ignore the marginalized people who were extremely relevant to the topic and time period.
What do you think of this commercial?
The sexism here is so blatant, common, and unoriginal that I don’t even think it’s worth in-depth critique. I imagine this is what happens in advertising producers’ boardrooms:
“Alright guys, we need to sell Product X. Any ideas?”
“Well, maybe we could use a modicum of intelligence and wit to show consumers the pros and cons of integrating Product X into their daily lives, possibly with a splash of creative and non-misogynistic humor?”
“Boobs! Great, now let’s move on.”
so i think the term as originally conceived did have some critical merit. there are many examples of characters who fit the basic paradigm (teen wish fulfillment character, often a ~secret princess or somesuch, beloved by all, ostentatiously excels at everything) before it…
This is extremely relevant, and brings to mind that term “mansplaining” that I’ve seen floating around the interwebs. It is true; a lot of times we criticize female characters for being too perfect, but rarely, if ever, do we extend that criticism to the guys. I blame—who else but the media? and to some extent our parents—for teaching us to ogle and pine for the perfect male character, but to be extremely wary, distrustful, or hateful of the perfect female character.
so this is Rihanna’s new video, Man Down, in which, spoilers, the character Rihanna plays kills her rapist.
If you google this video the first thing that pops up is some advocacy group getting pissy because the video is “too violent”. In case you didn’t watch, the instances of violence in…
check it out.
if you’re about to say, “Well, just stop reading these magazines”, it really is not that easy. Because it’s not just the magazines; these “love yourself, but not too much” messages are everywhere. It’s in the Special K, Yoplait, Jello, and Skechers’ commercials that have convinced us that women are the only ones who need to be self-conscious about weight (there is a difference in the way Skechers advertises the same shoes to girls and boys—boys get Luminators and girls get Twinkle Toes).
And we’re all intrigued because, well, the pages are glossy and the models’ porcelain smiles are dazzling, and they all live in bubbly bright colorful worlds that do an excellent job of making us want to be them, and the media will continue to exploit the very insecurities they instill in us.
Seventeen, CosmoGirl, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and the rest of their ilk get paid to fuel our body-negativity, and I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon, so it really isn’t okay to be surprised when you find out that the majority of your readers actually do feel like crap.
When I was in fourth grade, I was sitting with my cello, waiting for my orchestra concert to begin. The cello was on the floor, but I was seated in my section in a long dress with my knees spread wide, and my elbows on my thighs. My mom - in the…
so f-ing relevant to our judgments and opinions of women who wear hijabs