Archives for July 2013

Dove Has A Beauty Problem

This post was originally published at Ms. Magazine. In April, I posted Dove’s Real Beauty campaign video on my Facebook with the caption, “You’re more beautiful than you think.” At first glance, this video seemed comforting, almost therapeutic as an antidote against our airbrushed versions of beauty typified by Hollywood and glossy magazine covers. Instead of telling women […]

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What I’ve Been Reading: July 12

“The text of Malala Yousafzai’s Speech at the United Nations” via A World At School “Like? Whatever: Likability and the Nonfiction Writer” by Jennifer Niesslein via The Virginia Quarterly Review “When Your Mother Says She’s Fat” by Kasey Edwards via Role Reboot “It’s Not Personal” by Sarah Menkedick via Vela Magazine “Looking At the World […]

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Turning Famous Women Writers Who Committed Suicide into a “Lookbook”

This post was originally published at Ms Magazine VICE Magazine ignited a firestorm a few weeks ago for their controversial photo editorial featuring to the ladies of the literati in their Women in Fiction issue. In addition to stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Mary Gaitskill and an interview with Marilynne Robinson, there is also a spread by photographer Annabel Mehran celebrating the literary legacies […]

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What I’ve Been Reading: July 5

5 Mind-Blowing Things You Learn In Gender Studies by Madison Moore via Thought Catalog Why I Support Women’s Access To Safe, Legal Abortion by Rob Delanyey via The Guardian Good Feminists, Let’s Not Try To “Speak For All Women” Anymore by Erin Matson If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You’ll Love North Carolina […]

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