Well ding dong,
Apologies that this week’s feminist weekly round up is a wee bit late, I have just been a busy bee, as previously discussed. I went to stay in the country this weekend, which was very replenishing and hayfever inducing…There really is something about England in the summertime isn’t there? Anyhow, on with the round up –
So we have all heard about Magaluf girl and gone through the media farore, as well as all the wonderful slut shaming (le sigh) regarding her performing sexual acts on 24 men whilst pissed in a bar. While a lot of people were throwing stones, I, like many others was just in awe of her stamina. Whatever your thoughts on the subject ( and I would love to hear them) it’s interesting to see the debates and discussion that have arisen from this story. As someone who works in marketing I found it rather fascinating to read about the video advertising issues that the mirror had to then face.
A tragic story from Pakistan, where a pregnant woman was a victim of honor killing in Lahore, for marrying against her families wishes. What was bad about researching this story was when I Googled it, there was more that there one recent stoy about this subject to look at.
An interesting article on “lad’s Mag’s” cropped up from the Guardian in my news feed, where actress Romola Garai talks about her thoughts on ladsmags, and the fact that she has benefited from them as well. I did a project on lads magazines when I was studying and it is a really thought provoking area of the media to research. On one hand, tits, they aren’t bad you know? but then, tits, aren’t just for sex you know? All very debate worthy.
And speaking of ladies in the media, Kiera Knightley discussed her desire for more females to be featured more prominently in the film industry, which when you consider stats like these , you can see her point. I love cinema, I really, really do, so I am happy this subject is being discussed more and more.
Racial stereotypes were written about on forharriet.com where they shared their thoughts on the “Sassy black sidekick” character.
The huffingtonpost shared this very catchy tune from singer Meghan Trainor, called “All about that bass”. Which is a positive anthem that celebrates women of all sizes, apart from skinny bitches. Not sure the irony is intended but it’s much, much better than “blurred lines” So I ain’t complaining.
The Huffington also had this article about an armpit hair experiment in a gender studies class, you can even get extra credit for it! Hard choice, do one less task and get extra credit for laziness, or have no arm pit hair and be better liked on the tube. It’s like Sophie’s choice.
This very funny article about sexism in comic books was also shared on my facebook page but had to give it a shout out here too.
Stop! The beauty maddness was another contribution from huffington post, which discussed the stop the beauty maddness campaign which want’s to “suck us in the guts” with their frank ads about the high expectations of the beauty myth. To be fair I have seen so many campaigns like this I don’t feel sucked in the guts, but like the sentiment anyway.
We end the weeks FWRU with another week, another experiment about beauty and sexual attractiveness, this time on dating ap Tindr. Now I know very little about this ap so I felt very old fashioned reading the article, but the girls at work have filled me in on it’s uses. It’s like a supermarket for picking people up. This experient asked the age old question “do men really prefer the natural look?” or is it all just lies,lies,lies!
The article comes to the conclusion that men love a bit of slap but of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all of that jazz.
Anyway I am ofski to drink tea but I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the above!
Until next time lovelies, BP <3 Xx