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Today’s Lady News: The Problem With Smurfette

  • Oh, Smurfette! Let us overthink your existence and whether it means something. [The Atlantic Monthly]
  • A new essay has been released by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks which revealed her white male employer once attempted to rape her as an 18-year-old. [AP]
  • Wannabe Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to attend two different events for anti-gay organizations while campaigning in Florida. [Think Progress]
  • A new documentary called “No Look Pass” follows Emily Tay, a basketball star at Harvard University who also happens to be lesbian and the daughter of Asian immigrant parents who aren’t so accepting of their unconventional child. [ColorLines]

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Smurfette Goes High-Fashion Glam For Harper’s Bazaar

Remember the days when Smurfette seemed to have one dress, one pair of shoes, and one hat? Well this season, she’s smurfing it up in the hottest designer accessories this season. Harper’s Bazaar outfitted the blue fashion maven in accessories from Lanvin (pictured above), Marc Jacobs (photo after the jump), Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton. So if you wanna dress like Smurfette, then it’ll cost you $6,835 for the Lanvin look alone. [Harper’s Bazaar] Keep reading »

Smurfette Smizes

It’s not easy being blue. In the new issue Harper’s Bazaar, Smurfette models hot designer accessories, from Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton (as seen here). All I have to say is—homegirl looks kinda fly. [Harper’s Bazaar] Keep reading »

What Is “The Smurfette Principle”?

Who do “Inception,” “Transformers” and “The Muppets” all have in common? I was scratching my head on that one. All three movies are examples of “the Smurfette principle,” explains Anita Sarkeesian of the blog Feminist Frequency. “The Smurfette principle” is a common trope in movies and TV shows that try to be palatable to male audiences by having an ensemble of nearly all male characters with one token female character, who is oftentimes uber-feminine (Miss Piggy) or super hot (Megan Fox) or otherwise unthreatening. Keep reading »

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Smurfette

That evil Gargamel created Smurfette out of clay in order to create chaos at the all-dude Smurf village. Too bad the Smurfs don’t have much going on in the libido department, and instead of competing over her, they took her in as one of their own. After years of rocking semi-slutty Halloween costumes, I’m excited to be Smurfette this year cause she’s cute and sweet and not at all tarty. All it takes is blue face paint, a blonde wig, a white hat and matching dress, and voila, you’re ready to sing “La la la la la la la.” Keep reading »

The Smurfs Are Coming!

The Smurfs, those cute little blue and white cartoon creatures you might have watched on TV when you were about six, turn 50 this year! Pretty soon, you’ll be able to watch all of your favorite episodes on DVD, and a 3-D movie is in the works, too. However, we’re hoping they update the cast a bit and add more female Smurfs in the new movie. If you remember, there was only one on the TV show, Smurfette. According to Smurf.com, “Smurfette was originally created by the horrible wizard Gargamel to cause trouble amongst the Smurfs. With a big nose and wild hair, she didn’t originally look like much. Using his alchemy and knowledge, Papa Smurf transformed her into the charming Smurfette that melts the hearts of the other Smurfs. She’s one of a kind, full of feminine grace and frivolous. She can also be very much a woman, playing with the feelings of her sweethearts.” Basically, all of the Smurfs want her, but she is kind of a tease. We think they should add a more diverse group of female Smurfs — maybe an ugly one, a geeky bookish type, a lesbian, and a punk rock chick. [NPR and Smurf.com and Happy Smurf Day] Keep reading »

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