Category » Feminism
It's not news that advertising is pretty damn sexist. Women are seen as objects. By that, I mean they're portrayed as if they exist only for men's pleasure. But also, they are literally made into objects. As bad as it is now, ads back in the day made women out to be ridiculously dumb. Car companies were some of the worst culprits in this trend because, you know, a woman can't possibly know anything about cars. Here's a few examples that will drive you insane:   Image via Jalopnik 1. Read More
The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority made a recruitment video, like many other sororities do, and posted it to various social media outlets. What made this specific video different is how it was greeted –  with pretty intense backlash. Deemed “worse for woman that Donald Trump” by A.L. Bailey on AL.com, the video is a montage of attractive women laughing, blowing glitter into the air, and waving from various locations in slow motion. Bailey called it “hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. Read More
Oh, life as a teenage girl: it's awkward, hormonal and...cutting-edge?  It's true –  has been for centuries, actually. Young women have been leaders in vocabulary innovation since the 1500s, argues Gretchen McCulloch for Quartz. It's bizarre to think about, especially when words like 'selfie,' and 'bootylicious' seem hardly cutting-edge at face value. Still, both can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary now, meaning McCulloch may be on to something. Read More
Modeling can be detrimental, mentally and physically, both to those who do it and those who it influences. Cara Delevingne has decided that the damage the industry put her through just isn’t worth it anymore and has officially quit. Cara developed psoriasis, a condition that causes rashes, because of the stress she was under. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse,” she told The Times. Read More
It takes a fearless badass to roam South Africa day and night in search of illegal poachers. There’s the wildlife to worry about, and on top of it all, the poachers themselves pose a huge threat. Still yet, it’s a job that must be done, and who better than The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit? The Black Mamba is part of the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa and is composed of 26 vigilant females. That’s right, an all women team of anti-poachers. Talk about badass. To add to their already impressive list of girl-power, these women work day and night without any weapons. Read More