“Holding tight to a mission statement that stands first and foremost to ‘empower women,’ and a slogan stating the brand is one to ‘Inspire, Empower and Indulge,’ the company ‘helps customers to feel sexy, bold and powerful.’
“Where once sexualized representations of women in the media presented them as passive, mute objects of an assumed male gaze, today women are presented as active, desiring sexual subjects who choose to present themselves in an objectified manner because it suits their ‘liberated’ interests to do so.
“Not only are women objectified as they have been, but through sexual subjectification, they must also now understand their own objectification as pleasurable and self-chosen.”
Why Britney Spears is the everywoman pop star of our generation.
Unfortunately for John Galliano, “Rehab Does Not Cure Anti-Semitism”.
Also, Gawker wonders “How the Hell is Anti-Semitism Having a ‘Moment’?”
Owen Wilson managed to escape the tabloid microscope of Hollywood after his 2007 suicide attempt, unlike so many other stars who’ve fallen of the mental health wagon (the aforementioned Britney, Lindsay Lohan and flavour of the moment, Charlie Sheen):
“…it is Wilson who seems to have gotten the hall pass. He has never explained what happened to him that anguished Sunday in August…
“It’s a fascinating instance of a celebrity hiding in plain sight—and getting away with it—that stands virtually alone in Hollywood’s PR playbook.
“What’s the statute of limitations on personal issues in Hollywood?”
Baby bullying in the Bonds Baby Search competition. Seriously?! Baby bullying?!
“Vogue: You’re really flattered. They’re probably the hottest person you’ve ever slept with. Neither of you gets off.”
“I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you. I mean, women are under constant pressure to look lithe, and Michelle My Belle is out there saying if you eat the roots and tree bark and the berries and all this cardboard stuff you will live longer, be healthier and you won’t be obese. Okay, fine, show us.”
Racist, sexist and sizeist on so many levels.
On that, “Beauty is Not a Spectrum” at Eat The Damn Cake.
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