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American Apparel doesn’t exactly have a good rep in many feminist circles—its notoriously sexist advertisements (and predatory founder) have definitely made me a little weary of buying my clothes there.  The company has lowered itself to our expectations once again this week with the U.K. launch of its racy “School Days” campaign, which features young women posing provocatively (the usual) in various school settings (not quite the ... Read More
  Our media has the tendency to bombard us with dehumanizing images of the female body. Instead of presenting women as fully-realized individuals, it dissects us into sexualized parts like “breast,” “butt,” or “thigh.” The photographer Roger Weiss explains this sort of objectification thusly: “The image of women of our times has been reduced to a pattern, a combination of codes and models that lead to the ... Read More
GQ knows interior design. If you want to put together an “inviting refuge” of a bedroom, all you need is just the right throw rug, pillow sham, desk lamp, and scantily-clad woman. This recent design story suggests a low bed, ground-hugging dressers, geometric patterns, and “sinister” paint jobs for a sexy, impressive atmosphere. It also suggests that along with that mood lighting and $10,000 bed comes a pantless woman, sprawled across that ... Read More
 Ladies, be warned: should it strike you to apply for a job at Olialia, a Lithuanian firm planning to build a resort in The Maldives, you will need one very particular quality to catch their attention: BLONDE. That's right, Olialia is creating an "Island of Blondes", where the staff will be exclusively made up of blonde women. Oh, and among offerings such as spa treatments and "entertainments", they also plan to have an education center called "Pretty Women", ... Read More
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