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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Can’t Say It, Don’t Legislate It [it=v*****]

Original post date: 6/17/12 “Okay, now we’re going to talk about this all semester, so I want you to feel comfortable saying the words ‘vagina’ and ‘penis.’ Glad we got that out of the way.” And that’s how Middle School Health class started. Let me repeat… MIDDLE SCHOOL HEALTH CLASS. Apparently, it seems like this […]

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Women’s Issues Are Just “Shiny Objects” of Distraction

Original post date: 6/05/12 News Just In: Women’s Issues are Just “Shiny Objects” Of Distraction…. and the Importance of Social Issues Falls Down to the Bottom of the Totem Pole Seriously? The rights of 51% of the population are merely “shiny objects” distracting us from what really matters? The freedom to control our own bodies […]

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