You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples.
Time has a blog post defending Barbie against its "bad body image" critics, but it does so in a curious way, by calling Bratz dolls sluttier.
Ever concerned with the threat the female form poses to the morality of children, the BBC has issued new wardrobe guidelines for female hosts of kids' programming on the network. Among the banned items? That serial murderer of youthful innocence known as "red lipstick."
Last night at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Katy Perry showed up on the red carpet with a bunch of little girls. Each child was dressed as a mini-Katy, in her signature costumes, from videos like "Last Friday Night (TGIF)," "Teenage Dream" and "The One That Got Away." But one little girl was wearing a blue…
Welcome to the slick, saccharine, sexed-up, and occasionally inexplicable stock photo universe. If you're looking for the "women's bathroom," you can always go with the ladies taking baths together; to illustrate a "body image" related post, don't miss the two pageant contestants wrestling in bikinis. (The above…
I've often quoted Courtney Martin's now-famous line from her Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: We are the daughters of feminists who said, "You can be anything" and we heard "You have to be everything."
Students at Bard College have started a blog called Boobs@Bard, which (you guessed it) hosts pictures of topless co-eds. Harvard now has their own spin-off. Is this a symptom of our hypersexual culture, or a brave step towards body acceptance?
In a Daily Mail point-counterpoint, a couple argues whether their three-year-old should be allowed to wear makeup.
This morning we received a tip about a piece published Saturday in the Guardian on the death of the tomboy. Writer Stephanie Theobald, a former tomboy herself, wonders what has happened to all the boyish little girls.
There's a new interview on Nerve with Graham Vickers, the author of Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov's Little Girl All Over Again, in which the author explores the way the icon has entered the culture - and how thoroughly that perception distorts Nabokov's actual novel. Nowadays, a Lolita is any…