BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in Artsy on Mar 14, 2013 |
Are you interested in saving the environment? Do you love watching international short films? 48 Go Green has created the ultimate online international ecological short film festival that celebrates Mother Earth through the arts. Filmmakers are invited from 130 cities around the world including Vietnam, Paris, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Belgrade, just to name a few, and range from beginning filmmakers to seasoned professionals. 48 Go ... Read More
Connecticut’s Fox News tweeted an apology yesterday morning for the controversy over its coverage of an International Women’s Day march in Hartford. The coverage, a 13-second clip of a close-up shot of a woman’s breasts, objectified women the very day that around the world women were celebrating their achievements and the struggles that they’ve overcome. Apparently Fox CT thought that International Women’s Day could be summarized simply ... Read More
Objectifying women’s bodies in advertising is hardly something new. However, Japanese firm Wit Inc. is taking it to a whole new level. Wit Inc. is now recruiting women to wear stickered advertisements on their thighs, literally turning these women’s legs into billboards.
Paid up to $121 per day, women are required to be over the age of 18, have a significant number of followers on social media websites, and must wear miniskirts that ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in General on Mar 08, 2013 |
The Nigeria Women Football League has announced an official ban of lesbians from Nigerian women’s soccer. Dilichukwu Onyedinma, a member of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) announced earlier this week that “Any player that we find is associated with [lesbianism] will be disqualified.”
The ban violates FIFA’s anti-discrimination policies, which states “Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in Artsy on Mar 07, 2013 |
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity. However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.
Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, ... Read More