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In less than a week, with the help of over 900 backers, we’ve already raised 50% of our goal on Kickstarter for “The Mask You Live In’! 

missrep:

In less than a week, with the help of over 900 backers, we’ve already raised 50% of our goal on Kickstarter for “The Mask You Live In’! 

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-  The over-sexualization of women in the media does more than damage young girls’ self-esteem, it also limits their future career potential - 

Beth Malcolm, director of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Girls’ Fund, says young girls today are being exposed to the same level of sexualized imagery at age nine that 14-year-old girls were 20 years ago. “Because of changes in media and communication they are facing things without the developmental maturity to handle it all. If there’s more opportunity to access media and you see it at younger and younger ages, you don’t necessarily have the emotional and intellectual ability to process it.”

Check out the rest of the article and find out how Miss Representation and others are working to change the misrepresentation of women in the media! 

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…when it comes to covering successful women, the media prefers palatable over powerful. Articles like these are not always written by men, but they always seem to be written for them…When the presumed audience is always male, women’s objectification becomes the norm. A woman’s humanity, her intellect, talent and substance pale in comparison to how “appealing” she can be to men. And the danger of the male gaze is that it does tangible harm. When the media focuses on powerful women’s sexuality, their credibility is undermined. Research shows when female politicians have their appearance covered—even favorably—she pays a price at the polls.

What effect do you think this kind of press has on young women who look up to powerful females and female politicians? 

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lostwiginity:

Interesting.

This is actually really interesting.

This is legitimately not jut about boobs,just watch it,youll learn something about modern cinema

you may have heard the term “male gaze” used in blogs or elsewhere in internet culture. He’s a brief primer on what it’s all about!

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fuckyeahmelissafabello:

NEW VLOG. NEW CUT.

Thin Privilege
By Melissa A. Fabello
For Miss Representation

What is it, and why is it problematic? Find out.

Want more information on thin privilege? Everyday Feminism has some great, helpful articles in their Health & Body section. Start with “20+ Examples of Thin Privilege,” and then explore the rest of the category.

But if you really want to understand thin privilege, you need to start at the source, which is fat stigma. And who better to address that issue than my amazing feminist fat activist friends? Check out the awesome blogs of Golda Poretsky and Virgie Tovar for a start.

And a special shout-out to This Is Thin Privilege for pointing out the glaring issues in my original edit.

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What do you think of Merida’s “make over” as she becomes the newest Disney Princess? 
Check out this post on The Mary Sue and sound off on your opinions. Did Disney sexualize Merida? Why did Disney feel the need to revamp the character’s look? Especially of note are the minimized waist, off the shoulder dress, and flirty look. 

What do you think of Merida’s “make over” as she becomes the newest Disney Princess? 

Check out this post on The Mary Sue and sound off on your opinions. Did Disney sexualize Merida? Why did Disney feel the need to revamp the character’s look? Especially of note are the minimized waist, off the shoulder dress, and flirty look. 

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rachelari:

First of all, the whole entire world is critical of the way women look. Whether you are asupermodel, ateenageror evenSecretary of State, if you’re a female, there are people all around you ready to tell you how bad your body looks. Secondly, the idea that women are valuableonlyfor their beauty permeates nearly every facet of modern society, from the billboards we walk past to the social media we use daily. And this idea that women should be reduced to their appearance originated almost entirely in the minds and actions of men. And it is still largely perpetuated today by men – who run over90% of our media.

So to say women are their own “worst critics” when it comes to beauty puts the blame on women for a beauty-obsessed, body-shaming and misogynistic world created and maintained largely by dudes.

…women are not their own worst critics when it comes to beauty. And instead of saying they are over and over, let’s question the larger cultural environment in which we are all taught – regardless of gender – to value women first for their looks, and second for what they say or do. Let’s also not let those who objectify women, who harass women online and off, or who profit from industries exploiting the beauty ideal, off the hook.

If we really want women (and everyone else) to feel better about themselves then we should also be challenging these men and boys to take a second look at howtheytalk about women and women’s bodies – and the negative impact it is having on our world.

check out this great post from our friend Imran at MissRepresentation.org!  

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missrep:

#NotBuyingIt @DisneyStore

henryviiisensuite:

and here we have the differences between women’s and boy’s/men’s tshirts

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These actually got approved by someone? #NOTBUYINGIT

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