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I don’t know about you, but I grew up positively drowning in Barbies. As I got older, I began to notice that all mine looked the same. (Go figure!) I read articles explaining just how unrealistic Barbie’s proportions are, and had to come to terms with the fact that I would never have perpetually pointed toes, hair that changes color in the pool, or perfectly symmetrical lady parts. We all know the dangers of comparing ourselves to a small, plastic ... Read More
As it turns out, Disney’s Princess Sofia that I wrote about last week is not Latina.  As a refresher, Jamie Mitchell, producer of the TV show “Sofia the First,” said at a press conference that Sofia was Latina, after a question from a blogger as to why Sofia’s mom has darker skin.  Now, Nancy Kanter, Disney Junior Worldwide’s senior vice president of original programming and general manager, says that producer Mitchell ... Read More
                                            Disney screwed up this week.  Big Time.  Twice.  Retailer Barneys has announced a holiday display featuring the Disney character Minnie Mouse, who has a disturbingly disproportionate and unhealthy body at 5’11” and a size 0. Wow.  But wait, there’s more! A model-like ... Read More
Have you picked out a Halloween costume yet? Maybe you’ve already chosen an awesome feminist costume (maybe a SCARY VAGINA?), or maybe you’re DIY-ing it. Maybe you’re getting sexy and adding some ears, à la Mean Girls. As long as you’re not dressing up as a “sexy body bag," if you’re feeling good and having fun, you’re probably all set. Except for one thing… DON’T WEAR A RACIST COSTUME.Every ... Read More
Have you guys seen HBO's new show Girls? If not, you should definitely check it out. It's honest, hilarious, and all about us- that is, if you're a twenty something female or a slightly misguided post-grad. It's the TV show brainchild of Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham, known best for her film Tiny Furniture. But Girls has been criticized for not representing all of us, an apt critique of a show with a so far only white cast.  Perhaps Dunham is trying to remedy ... Read More
To say that there’s been cultural debate about HBO’s Girls would be a major understatement. Journalists, TV critics, and bloggers alike have all put in their two cents about its shortcomings–its apparent lack of racial and ethnic diversity in particular. Girls, which is written (and directed and produced) Lena Dunham, focuses on the lives of four close twenty-something friends as they live and attempt to make their way in New York City. Those ... Read More
  Sherlock Holmes was only half right when he fondly proclaimed, “Good old Watson. You are the one fixed point in a changing age.” We are indeed in a changing age, Holmes, but “good old Watson” is changing right along with it. From Basil Rathbone’s iconic 14-film series and the Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law blockbusters to popular television shows House and BBC’s Sherlock, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s chronicles of the ... Read More
Grab your helmet and game face, because this Saturday the all-ages Hellcat All-Girl Alley Cat race will take place at Tompkins Square Park in NYC. No need to be speedy - this race is all about the points you earn for doing silly tasks on your bike. You only need three things to compete: a bike, a vajayjay, and fierce, competitive spirit. The winning title is fair game, whether you’re on a bitchin’ Bianchi or a rusty Schwinn. The participation fee is ... Read More
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