"I didn't think it was going to get this big," said a trench-coat-clad 14-year-old Julia Bluhm as she stood in the drizzle outside the Midtown skyscraper where Seventeen magazine is headquartered. Bluhm was talking about the online petition she started asking Seventeen to produce one photo spread per month without the…
Yesterday night, some of the debates often waged on the Internet — about what it means to be a feminist, about generational strife — got a real-life (meatspace?) airing. Despite good intentions, in instance, advantage Internet.
The request had been that I "dress like a feminist" for a photo spread in a mainstream women's magazine, where I'd represent the next generation of feminism, or be, as they keep putting it, "the next Gloria Steinem."