‘Brave’ creator blasts Disney for ‘blatant sexism’ in princess makeover:
[t]he media images and fashion icons that we aspire to emulate are constructions. Like billboard signs and magazine editorials, the pictures are manipulations that distort our sense of normal bodies.
Reading an old thread about self-proclaimed “nice guys” who refuse to take no for an answer, I realised that we had thrown around the idea of a bingo card in comments.
Slave2tehtink pointed me to this online exhibition, Beauty, Virtue & Vice, looking at American 19th-century prints of women. The exhibition talks about notions of ideal beauty and ideal womanhood in white wealthy American society, and at some threats to these… Read More ›
As I was leafing through the comments thread, impressed at their perspicacity and contemplating the differences between femininity, femaleness, and womanhood, I was also cruising some online toy stores.