Tag » clothing and feminism
I’m a big fan of Cafepress, a website where you can buy knick knacks and memorabilia with slogans, images, and sayings, many of which are quite original. However, I like funny things, and the problem with Cafepress is that its humor section is more often than not full of jokes at the expense of one oppressed group or another. That’s why I’m super thrilled to have recently been introduced to Redbubble, which has amazing, high-quality merchandise ... Read More
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. For all those girls that have left a store trying their hardest to swallow the sobs ... Read More
I’ll be honest: I’m not a math fan. My high school career was all about Algebra dragging down my otherwise stellar C+ average. I can't do fractions or long division or tell time on a clock... I dislike numbers and try to avoid them at all costs.   But that doesn’t take away from the fact that the above shirt from Children’s Place is ridiculous. How ridiculous? The shirt proudly proclaims that girls excel in important subjects ... Read More
My little sister, who is graduating high school this year, has been trying out new styles of makeup and also wants to dye her hair blue. She says that this is all in preparation for college. In a more brooding tone, she confesses "I feel like I care a lot about how I look... Is that bad?" In high school, clothes and style seem to be indispensable to one's self-worth, from the hairstyle to the shoes. Similar to my sister, many girls seem to be concerned that ... Read More
 Russia's Orthodox Church recently advocated more modest dress; top church official Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, who previously said that mini skirts "provoke" men, complained of women "either scantily clad or painted like a clown"- strong words, the article points out, in a country like Russia, where dressing up, wearing a lot of makeup, and good grooming are often the norm for women.Though this conversation isn't new, it does bring up issues about ... Read More
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