Friday Night Discussion: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” video went viral this week, but what does it really say about how we perceive ourselves versus how we perceive others? Read More Friday Night Discussion: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”

Discussion Link: “Oz The Great and Powerful” vs. Baum’s Legacy

When the general populace’s memory is so strongly tied to the Judy Garland version of The Wizard of Oz, why do we keep letting ourselves forget about the sixteen other Oz-centric books written by L. Frank Baum? The recent film Oz the Great and Powerful appears to stray even farther from those original stories, presenting a product that, while pretty to look at, is major step backwards from Baum’s feminist principles. Read More Discussion Link: “Oz The Great and Powerful” vs. Baum’s Legacy

Discussion Links: Body-Shaming in “Identity Thief” and “Girls”

Nothing quite raises my hackles like lazy journalism, and this week, I’m certainly not alone. Two different writers, Roxane Gay and Dustin Rowles, take on the body-shaming rampant in the media’s reaction to the film Identity Thief and the TV show Girls.

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Discussion Link: Cursing Isn’t Ladylike? F*&$ That!

A Catholic high school in New Jersey made the news recently for having its students take a pledge in which they promised not to swear at school during the month of February. Correction, the female students had to take the pledge; male students were exempt and instead were merely asked not to curse in front of the girls. Because cussin’ ain’t ladylike, y’all!! Read More Discussion Link: Cursing Isn’t Ladylike? F*&$ That!