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The pin-up girl occupies a unique space in feminist history; influenced in no small part by aesthetics of Burlesque, the cheesecake images have been labeled everything from “subversive” to “wholesome.” In some ways, the pin-up was the first mass-produced female icon celebrated for her sexuality, taking the place of the more demure, pious upper-middle class ideal of Victorian womanhood.    But the pin-up, like all commercial images of the female body, could be objectifying and limiting in that it pressured women to conform to a rigid standard...
"We pinned our hopes on the government, but all that hope is turning to frustration. The town is under a veil of sorrow," laments Danuma Mpur, chair of the PTA in Chibok, Northeast Borno, where on April 14 over 200 girls were abducted at gunpoint. The kidnappers are believed to be Islamist militant group Boko Haram. They target female students because they hold jihadist beliefs that women should not be educated. The girls were all aged between 16 and 18, and their parents and guardians...
Modern Girl Blitz combines witty feminism and fun design to create empowering art.  This Etsy shop is run by Midge, an artist, blogger, and zine writer.  Her adorable accessories and prints are sure to boost your feminist spirit.   For more on Midge's Modern Girl Blitz, scroll on!  Tell us about yourself.Hi! My name is Midge and I'm based out of Hoboken, NJ. My background is in graphic design, but I now design and craft accessories for quirky bad ass babes like myself that have an appreciation...
In celebration of all things crafty, we thought we'd share the work of the extraordinary author/craftswoman Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY stationary appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. This gorgeous stationery is stained by actual blueberries-- YUM! And here's how you do it: Materials: 3 cups water 1 cup blueberries Stockpot Card stock   Directions: Pour water into a pot and heat over a high flame until boiling. Stir...
HBO’s documentary on the life and accomplishments of Ann Richards is a wonderful tribute to the political maven. Through a series of interviews with Ann’s loved ones and colleagues—including her daughter Cecile Richards (who has been president of Planned Parenthood since 2006), former President Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, Nancy Pelosi, and members of her administration and campaign teams—producers Keith Patterson and Philip Schopper capture the spirit of the woman who became Treasurer and then Governor of Texas. My favorite parts of this documentary are the sound...
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