Quantcast
Blog | Page 733

Blog

On Lena Dunham's 30th birthday, I'm reflecting on the many life lessons we’ve learned and why she deserves to be celebrated: Lena Dunham in Vogue1. Issues with body image are a thing for everyone.I’ll confess I was curious when the unretouched Vogue photos first surfaced. I mean — in our lifetimes — it’s unlikely many of us will have our bodies lauded over the pages of a Vogue magazine, but here Lena was in the flesh. Or was she? It seems Lena’s curiosity was also piqued...
Paris is Burning chronicles New York’s ballroom subculture in the 80s. A film seven years in the making, it features the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in the balls. Despite it being one of the few films to document these marginalized groups, it was and is a controversial film.Some see it as shining a light on these often ignored groups, others see it as cultural appropriation and profiting off the subjects of the film, especially since the director, Jennie Livingston, was a middle-class,...
It’s “bikini body” season, the time of year when women are reminded by diet plans and gyms to get “bikini ready.” As a surfer girl who spends weeks of each year at the beach, I can authoritatively say that women—no matter how fit or fat they are— are never "bikini ready."From my perch, floating on a surfboard, looking at aqua waves crash into limestone bluffs, I watch as women in bikinis and rash guards, usually petite or thin, enter the ocean with their surf instructors....
At first no one talked to each other. We all stared nervously at our phones. Jerick, the guy who ran the show, descended a shadowy staircase in the basement of this Financial District club, sporting his muscle shirt , and began explaining how the night would proceed.Jerick, without a doubt a Jersey Shore native, would later strut around shirtless, exposing a topography of tribal tattoos. His eyes panned left to right, obviously hopped on uppers, clocking every girl. It was obvious this was the initial...
The Birth Control Handbook, first printed in 1968 by students at McGill University, was a pioneering text. It was also illegal. College students are often looking to have sex. But by the late 1960s, they were also looking for more information on sex—on contraception, abortion, and everything in between. In Montreal, Canada, a group of students publicly violated the law to publish a text providing critical information about sexual health.At a time when such information was nearly impossible to find, copies of their Birth Control Handbook...