Yoko Ono’s breasts, a model’s ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if the person behind it wasn’t one of hip hop’s greatest assets. Which begs the question: Does Pharrell Williams have a woman problem?
The Oscar-nominated musician was recently tapped to curate a modern art show at Galerie Perrotin in Le Marais section of the City of Lights. I was rather excited to check it out on the recommendation of a friend. The show is called “G I R L,” taking its name from Pharrell’s recent album. The themes, according to press coverage in the art world, are a celebration of femininity and of women.
The exhibit featured 37 artists — 18 of them women, including Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle. Marina Abramovic, and pieces by the Guerrilla Girls critical of women’s exclusion from the upper echelons of the art world. Yet upon entering the gallery featuring more than three dozen pieces of art curated by Williams, I felt safely uncomfortable, if that makes sense. Keep reading »
When I was a kid, I used puffy paint to decorate my jeans, T-shirts, and caps with peace signs and funny faces. Boy, was I behind the times. Now girls are custom-decorating their bras with markers?! The Doodle Bra package comes with a Doodle Bra, stencils, an idea booklet, and special Doodle Bra markers, which wash out, so a maturing young woman can create one-of-a-kind designs and patterns. I thought we were trying to teach young women to have some modesty, not to go around flashing their bras while exclaiming, “Look what I drew!” Also, what’s up with the woman in green in the drawing above who seems to be standing guard, making sure the Doodle Bras are sexy enough? [Doodle Bra via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
We’d like to think we’re bra burning feminists that would be repulsed by songs that refer to a woman’s body parts or her sensual essence, but we’re not. In fact, we’re not even ashamed to admit that sometimes clever lyrics or a banging beat or melody trump our feminist ideals, especially in the club. So we put together a list of songs that objectify women, but are totally on playlists in our iPods. Don’t get mad that we’re not disgusted by these songs, just sit back and let the music move you. Keep reading »