Posts Categorized: Body Image

Feminist Halloween Costumes 2010

There has been a lot of discussion within feminist circles about the lack of choices for Halloween costumes for women and girls. Almost every female costume is sexy — whether it’s sexy kitten, sexy cop, sexy nurse, or sexy ________ fill in the blank. There is nothing creative about these costumes that encourage women to fulfill male fantasies.

Allendra Letsome, You are an IronGirl!

When my sister and I decided to do the IronGirl triathlon, we did not consider ourselves athletes. We had never done any sort of endurance activity, and we definitely had never trained for anything like this. You might even call us nerds. But we were committed to doing it, so we gave ourselves nine months to get ready.

NOW Conference Opens with Feminist Fireworks on the Agenda

Today the National Organization for Women opens its 2010 National NOW Conference at a critical time for women’s rights. Hundreds of feminist leaders and activists have gathered in Boston, Mass., to share information, ideas and strategies for addressing the huge challenges before us.

Halloween Costumes and Women

Most of these outfits look like a cheap version of Victoria’s Secret lingerie, yet they cost the same amount of money. The costume industry was even thoughtful enough to create doggie versions of sexy Halloween getups, so now your pooch also has an opportunity to strut her stuff.

PETA Removes Misogynist, Sizeist Billboard

Recently PETA put up a billboard in Jacksonville, Fla., that said “Save the Whales. Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian.” Next to the lettering was a drawing of a plus-size, bikini-clad woman — meant to represent, apparently, the epitome of the overweight, unsightly woman who should be hiding indoors. The billboard was quickly replaced.