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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
In an effort to halt the "hypersexualization" of  young girls, the French upper house has voted to pass a proposal that would outlaw beauty contests for girls under 16, with penalties for breaking the law ranging from fines to jail time. The ban would put an end to events like France's Mini Miss contest, which, much like our own Toddler's and Tiaras, even has its own reality TV series.   (Although, from the images on the show's website, this ... Read More
"The Six Ways We Talk About Teenage Girls," recently published on Salon.com, sheds light on a devastating double standard that teen girls deal with every day. The article maps out six ways in which society redefines age in order to justify a legal and mental lack of consent. As a culture, we seem to have adapted the patterns of Nabokov's novel, in which the main character lusts after a 12 year old girl, completely blinding himself to her mere facade of emotional ... Read More
  Remember books?  Before I developed a crippling internet addiction, I was an avid book reader. My trips to Barnes and Nobles actually involved me purchasing something other than a Hazelnut macchiato. It was a magical time.  Most of all because with each page I'd find literary heroines to look up to, sisters that were bold and intriguing. They had their faults and flaws, but if it didn't make them more relatable, it at least made for good ... Read More
Today I am excited, and for all you twisted saps and culture fiends out there, here's why. On August 16, Print Books is set to publish Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design. Thanks to editors John Bertram and Yuri Leving, we now have access to a beautiful book that brings together truck loads of never-before-seen works and texts inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. The book includes cover designs for Lolita by eighty ... Read More
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