beauty standards

The Humbling of a Pretty Girl

To say that the outlets reporting on this think of it as a shock or a misfortune, feel really bad for Ms Scruggs, and are inappropriately sexing it up, misses the main point. There are loads of bigger stories to care about, on economies, wars, and disease. The point is that they are latching on to the most popular plot in the world: the humbling of the pretty girl.

Femmostroppo Reader December 21, 2010

Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader – #MooreandMe, Naomi Wolf trivialising rape allegations, #talkaboutit, negotiating consent and a couple that aren’t about Assange at all (how did that happen?). What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.

Friday feminist linkage

Various items I failed to blog in the last week or two are linked below. ETA: What have Hoydenizens read lately that should be shared more widely? Turn that douchehound upside down (from Shapely Prose by Sweet Machine) – commentors… Read More ›