BY Katrina Pallop in General on Feb 26, 2013 |
Though some viewers thought that Michelle Obama’s moment on the Oscars was exciting, show-stopping, or (at the very least) innocent enough, there were many others who expressed outrage at her appearance. In Iran, the network Fars News photoshopped the First Lady into a more modest ensemble, adding sleeves and a higher neckline to her Naeem Khan gown.
An Iranian woman appearing on state TV must wear a hijab that covers her arms, legs, and hair. Men must ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren in Feminizzle on Jul 06, 2012 |
Just last month, 14-year-old Julia Bluhm was invited to Seventeen magazine’s HQ, where she met with editor-in-chief Anne Shoket and presented her petition asking the magazine to run just one non-photoshopped spread per issue. As Jezebel put it, the magazine said “thanks but no thanks” and did not appear to have any plans to listen to Bluhm’s pleas--not to mention the 25,000 others she brought along with her.
Recently, the number of ... Read More
BY Intern Yasmin in Feminizzle on Jun 27, 2012 |
If there’s one thing that most of us can agree upon, it’s that mainstream media isn’t trying very hard to build up women’s self-esteem. Between gossip sites trashing even the most flawless celeb bodies and magazines that repeat the same lose-weight/please-your-guy/you’re-not-good-enough litany every issue, it’s difficult for many of us to catch a break (except when reading BUST, of course!). The battle towards self-love and ... Read More
BY Intern Lauren in Feminizzle on Jun 05, 2012 |
Tumblr, fairly notorious for hosting images that glorify self-harm, announced several months ago its plan to ban “thinpsiration” photos. But a quick search for the tags 'thinspiration,' 'pro ana,' 'anorexia,' and 'bulimia' all yield results reflecting the very images and posts the popular social networking website promised to remove. What gives, Tumblr?
"Thinspiration," or "thinspo," refers to a collection of images, words, mantras, and associations ... Read More
BY Janelle in Artsy on Apr 22, 2011 |
It’s amazing what a little Photoshop can do to a picture. I always thought this was a recent phenomenon, but I guess I never really put much thought into why pin-up girls always looked so damn fabulous. Seems to me like these images were Photoshopped before Photoshop even existed. Before airbrushing there was paint brushing! Either way these gorgeous ladies are working it! We absolutely love these photos here at BUST. Enjoy! [Images via Buzzfeed: ... Read More