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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 3)

In the previous posts Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 1) and Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 2), we discussed changes in and repercussions of mass media’s co-opt of the “feminist” message, and we examined the overt versus subliminal concepts inherent in each.  Now we move

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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 2)

In the previous post Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 1), we compared the messages between a current Verizon ad and a Nike ad from the mid-’90s.  While the overt messages inherent in ads that speak to women have changed over the

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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 1)

The messages inherent in the ads that speak to women have changed over the years.  While we do still have plenty of housewifely cleaning product ads, recent years have seen more modern interpretations of the female experience. Some have been

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How to Date a Women’s Studies Major: Just Don’t

Brittany Hunt @ The Miscellany News has posted a hilarious piece, How to Date a Women’s Studies Major: Just Don’t, about the pitfalls of dating radfems.  While I don’t necessarily agree with with everything in the piece, the serious points she

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*What* Magazine is This Supposed to be Again?!

Okay, enough is enough.  I’ve simply had it with inappropriately-included, Photoshopped-to-better-than-life female models on magazine covers, most specifically when the magazines in question have nothing to do with making women appear more attactive. (Yes, beauty magazines suck, too, but that’s a

Posted in body image, culture, feminism, self-esteem, sexism

InfoGraphic: Evolution of the Lady Action Hero

Stumbled upon while wandering the wilds of the WWW . . . [Source: Evolution of the Lady Action Hero] While I will be forever torn between Ripley and Trinity as my favorite, I’d like to find out about your favorites

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Using Google Suggest as a Cultural Crystal Ball

I sometimes use Google Suggest as entertainment.  This find was not so entertaining. Since it’s not just one single hermit in a cabin in the woods in Wisconsin using Google, more people than I’d like to consider are infected all

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