“Era of the Big Booty”? No thanks.

I’m not a prude, and I don’t like to judge other women’s personal choices. But I do care an awful lot about how women are portrayed (and portray themselves!) in the media. We’re now averaging 13.6 hours of media consumption per person per day, which means the stories we see played out in the media… Continue Reading →

More choices for women on Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Popular television/fashion icon Kim Kardashian debuted on Instagram and Twitter one of her possible Halloween costumes for this year’s many extravagant Halloween parties. In the pictures she is decked out in a tight, full-length body suit with a pair of animal ears and stiletto heels. What’s she supposed to be? She’s a… Continue Reading →

Pepsi introduces “the skinny can” for Fashion Week

Skinny sells. Or at least that’s what Pepsi hopes. Perhaps trying to keep up with Super Bowl ad sexism, Pepsi plans to unveil their new “Skinny Can” during New York Fashion Week “in celebration of beautiful, confident women.” Because, you know, beauty and confidence are only found in slim packages.

Kardashians fall prey to Hollywood’s narrow standards of beauty

When the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” debuted in 2007, I remember being very happy to see that Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian represented a curvier body type. Thanks to the Kardashian sisters, young women could finally be proud of having hips, breasts, and a butt. Unfortunately, Khloe Kardashian has been plagued by… Continue Reading →