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.
BBUK: Angel and Noirin: Fake-fat-shaming and the induction of self-hate as a motivational tool
I’ll be posting the odd BB clip to illustrate a common conversation that goes on every day, as a conversation trigger. You don’t have to watch the show to join in; the issues are standalone, and I’ll put in bits… Read More ›
Baby toupees: “i’m Not a Boy!”
Dissatisfied with lacy elastic garters as a salve for gender-neutral panic in the carers of baby girls, the market has come up with this hideously hirsute scalpgirdle: The splash page reads: Baby Bangs – for the girl who has everything…. Read More ›
Latisse hits the market.
Glaucoma drug Lumigan (bimatoprost) has been rebadged as Latisse. I’ve talked about the development of bimatoprost into a cosmetic product here in the past.
Latisse joins Botox, Lap-Band, Natrelle breast implants, and collagen injections and implants, in Allergan’s fleecing-women stable of products. No matter what part of your body the Patriarchy has made you feel insecure about, if you have heaps of time, pots of cash, and
Structural engineering in pursuit of the model rigid bust
Everything about this bra description makes me think, “I really wouldn’t want to ever wear that”. “The same engineering that holds up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has been used in the Jeunique bra” “Jeunique bras are healthy… Read More ›
Vaginas are not “disgusting”. The Be Cervix Savvy campaign
Be Cervix Savvy is a new English cervical screening “awareness” campaign by registered charity Jo’s Trust and Hologic/Cytyc (manufacturers of the ThinPrep cervical screening system). There is some good, plain-language information at the site, though much of it is inexplicably… Read More ›
By the time you get to the byline, one detail will not surprise you
—The author is a screenwriter (single) who divides his time between London and Los Angeles Thanks (I think) to RPG for the link, who was incoherent with rage. This guy is the poster child for Arsehat Central, and the shame… Read More ›
Unilever Ad Man Simon Clift Spells Out the “Joke” to Guerilla Cyber Feminists
The Times Online reports on blogworld controversy around Unilever’s contradictory marketing campaigns. On the one hand Unilever are pushing their Dove range with a “self-esteem” message, while on the other they’re airing the pornified, demeaning Axe and Lynx campaigns. We’re… Read More ›
Pond’s White Beauty.
More from Unilever, makers of the Dove range and pushers of smoothified, hairless, almost-average-sized, cellulite-free “self-esteem” alongside Slim-fast and Axe/Lynx: Did you know that Pond’s “White Beauty” cream, pushed in India, Korea and Malaysia, is part of Unilever’s “international stable… Read More ›
She’s a floorwaxer and a dessert topping!
Unilever, Unilever, Unilever. The company that brought us the marketing triumphs of Slimfast formula for fatties, and Lynx/Axe perfumed men’s body products. Now Unilever had rebranded hair-product range Suave for the noughties, with their “Pretty Mommy Movement” (retch). The catchphrases?… Read More ›