Posts tagged "objectification"

Deadline’s Editor-In-Chief Is Either Bad At Jokes Or Seriously Butthurt Over “Magic Mike XXL”

Earlier this morning, pretty much every woman with a pulse and an Internet connection collectively lost her shit over the greatest thing I’ve seen all year: the “Magic Mike XXL” trailer. All it took was one minute and 37 seconds of sweatpant-clad grinding (and one very adorable dorky spin at the end) to unify wome…

Beejoli Shah / February 4, 2015

The Soapbox: On The World Cup, Objectification & The Problem With Thigh Candy

When my feminist friends and I began our communal Facebook message thread, we envisioned a no-holds-barred place to discuss careers, gender politics, and the gospel of Beyoncé. But ever since soccer season took the Internet by storm, our only mentions of “Flawless” have concerned abs. In the past week alone, my “progressive” peers and I…

Jen Winston / July 11, 2014

Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song “Hard Out Here,” to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music’s policing of women’s bodies and double standards about sexuality as a “feminist anthem.”  Others are deeply offended by her use of mostly women of color backu…

Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Porn And Objectification

I wasn’t interested in making a movie about pornography. I was interested in making a movie about how people treat each other like things, and all kinds of media can contribute to that. I’ve been working as an actor since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fascinated, and a little horrified, by…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2013

Men’s Magazines In UK Told To Cover Up Their Porny Covers With “Modesty Bags”

The British really aren’t into sex, huh? After their Prime Minister David Cameron went after internet porn last week, now The Co-operative Group, one of the largest magazine retailers in the UK, is demanding that “lads’ magazines” showing skimpily-clad cover models provide a modesty bag by September 9 to be sold in their stores.

Alyson Penn / August 1, 2013

Cameron Diaz Says Every Woman Wants “To Be Objectified”

“I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy … [Photo shoots are] empowering. I’m not some young girl with the photographer going, ‘Will you take your clothes off?’ I’m like [mimes stripping], ‘How does thi…

Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2012

Taking Control Of The Male Gaze

Designer Norma Kamali created the sleeping bag coat, but she didn’t stop there. After garnering success as a fashion designer, Kamali made a short film about the objectification of women, titled “Hey Baby.” From that project, sprung a new collaborative website, called Stop Objectification, which aims to empower women to take ownership of their bodie…

Julie Gerstein / September 8, 2012

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort’s Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two months and is the sixth year it has thrown the event. “The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,”  the…

Daley Quinn / July 21, 2012

New Study Measures The Objectification Of Women

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that women are objectified at much higher rates than men. That sound you just heard was every woman in the world yelling, “Well, duh!” but still, this is a pretty interesting development, because as much as we can see and feel the effects of sexual…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2012

Men Find Delightful New Way To Objectify Women — Via Pinterest

Most everyone thinks life-sharing web platform Pinterest is primarily a tool for the ladies. But not so! Men, too, are jumping on the Pinterest wagon. But they’ve found innovative ways of using the visually-oriented tool … to objectify women. That’s right, dude-focused Pinterest categories are cropping up from male users who’ve found that the site…

Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012

“Dedication To My Ex” By Lloyd Is The Women’s Studies Dept Worst Nightmare (NSFW)

What is there to say about “Dedication To My Ex,” the catchy pop song by Lloyd all about his ex’s vagina? I mean, really, what should I say?  I’ve been sitting here typing and deleting and typing again and … I just don’t know what to say. “Dedication To My Ex” is a super-catchy po…

Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2011

Sum Poosie: A Pink Energy Drink That Tastes Like … Cherry 7Up!

Wait, what did you think I was going to write?

Sum Poosie is a “vagina-themed” energy drink that tastes like cherry and was created by a guy who turned down a job offer from Red Bull in 1996. “Basically, it’s an energy drink, but it’s like the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ of energy drinks,”…

Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2010

Top Five Songs That Objectify Men

5. “My man gives real loving that’s why I call him Killer/He’s not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am, he’s a thriller/He takes his time and does everything right/Knocks me out with one shot for the rest of the night/He’s a real smooth brother, never in a rush/And he gives me goose pimples with every single touch”

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2008