How much is that doggy in the window?
Toddlers & Tiaras dog with its “pageant mom”.
New York City’s M23 bus.
We are the 99%!
Gala Darling and Jezebel have some fab pics up from the Tompkins Square Park Halloween dog parade. Squee!
Still with Halloween, how can we de-gender and -sexualise children’s costumes? [Miss Representation]
And for those of us who’ve moved on from childhood, some more “sexy” costume alternatives. My costume for this year is in there (albeit with the slut-factor turned up), and I was inspired for next year’s costume, too. [Jezebel]
Rihanna as the scapegoat for raunch culture:
“… For real, quality disapproval, it has to be Rihanna. We love to disapprove of her. We love to disapprove of her cute, pert bottom; we love to disapprove of her luscious breasts and smooth skin, barely covered by those disgustingly small leather thongs she likes to wear, the hussy. Look at her sexualising our children. Look at her, sexualising away in those horrifyingly sexualised sexy pants. We disapprove of those, too…
“I’m not saying that there aren’t big, big problems with the kind of raunch culture that has made Rihanna rich. What I am saying is that perhaps, just perhaps, the best way to address those problems might not be to applaud a religious fundamentalist for telling a young woman to cover herself up in his presence.” [New Statesman]
Sesame Street’s new character: the “food-insecure” Lily, whose family can’t always afford to put food on the table. [Think Progress]
A tale of two protests: SlutWalk and Occupy Wall Street. [Rabbit Write]
Speaking of the Occupy protests, it’s all about how hot its women are, apparently. [Jezebel]
Girl-on-girl friendships: passive-aggressive undermining or a true sisterhood? Kate Carraway goes with the former. [Vice]
From poignant porn insights a few weeks ago back to this: Bettina Arndt on how Julia Gillard is bucking the system when it comes to traditional relationships and whether she’s setting a good example. Who cares? [Sydney Morning Herald]
A new collector’s edition Barbie, complete with pink hair and tattoos, has a certain Gala Darling quality to her, wouldn’t you say? But while parents are lamenting the bad influence of the doll, they could only hope their children turn to Gala Darling as a role model, with her “radical self-love” message and what not. [Jezebel]
Weight VS. health. [Jezebel]
Why is there such an absence of female sports—and female sporting role models—in the media? [MamaMia]
Porn, what is it good for? Girl with a Satchel weighs in on the great porn debate.
Images via Jezebel, Celebuzz, FanPop.