When talent alone may not be enough for success.
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.
Putting her appearance ahead of her health actually seems the most sensible option? This choice is something she feels presents her in a favourably prudential light as a candidate for high office of any sort, let alone for the presidency?
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.
there is a correlation between overexposure to sexualized media images of women with depression, eating disorders and risky sexual behavior for girls and demeaning, sexist attitudes in boys
Update 27 Apr 2008: profbwoman at WOC PhD has an formidable series. Why Seal Press is OFF the Syllabus Don’t Mess With Feminist Press Why Seal Press is Off the Syllabus pt. 2 Celebrating Feminist and Multicultural Presses: Publishers that… Read More ›
There was quite a bit of reportage on Nimoy’s project last year on various feminist blogs, but we haven’t heard that much lately. The book’s been published now, so he’s on the PR trail, so Colbert had him on for… Read More ›