Okay maybe they aren’t all beloved… More
“Sources” close to Amanda Bynes talked to second-rate celebrity tabloid RadarOnline.com recently about how the publicly troubled actress may suffer from schizophrenia.
There’s an idea that Hollywood actresses of the 1920s and 1930s had an easier go of than today’s starlets in terms of body snark and pressure. But this 1931 article from Photoplay magazine shows that while beauty standards may have been different back then, they sure as hell weren’t any less normative or idealized. More
Here’s what makes the whole business of Photoshop so sneaky: The altered images we see are still recognizable as people, and they’re still presented as a beauty standard that we should want to achieve More
OK! magazine’s latest cover features a bikini-clad Jennifer Lawrence and Kourtney Kardashian and the promise to reveal their “easy weight-loss secrets.” It’s nearly April, so all women’s media from now through June is obligated to get us “bikini-ready,” obviously. More
“I’m not sure what negative stereotypes it reinforced,” says the woman behind GoDaddy’s most recent Super Bowl commercial. Oh boy …
Taco Bell courted controversy this Super Bowl season with an ad telling people who bring vegetables to parties that everyone secretly hates them (they’ve since decided to pull it). Bleh. Let’s revisit a simpler fast food advertising era, when Super Bowl commercials didn’t try to shame people into eating Doritos-flavored tacos and instead enticed us with catchy jingles and Carson Daly and dancing burger women. More
Bring on the gender stereotyping, superfluous girls in bikinis and celebrity women doing some heavy petting with salad and Pizza Hut poppers! It’s time to watch Super Bowl ads … More
Peruse the right sidebar of Mail Online on any given day and you’ll find a smorgasbord of fat-shaming, gossip-mongering and oohing or booing over celebrity outfits. But today in particular the Mail’s sidebar grabbed me. First it was Miranda Kerr dolled up in some women’s magazine, then January Jones, then Dakota Fanning. One, two, three, throw in a couple of lesser-known Victoria’s Secret models in European fashion spreads, Olivia Wilde dressed like a cancan dancer on the cover of Vanity Fair and an MSNBC news anchor showing off her baby bump and there it is: The whole absurd portrayal of women in fashion and entertainment media summed up in less than a few hundred megapixels.
Walking womb Jessica Simpson gushed on Twitter over the weekend about being pregnant again, less than a year after giving birth to her first child, Maxwell. So … why are we supposed to care? And why do we? More
The Devil Wears Faded Glory?!? More