If you’re on Twitter, you’ll have no doubt heard about Calvin Klein labelling a beautiful and slender young woman as “plus-size” and “on the bigger side” last week. A horde of angry social… Continue reading
Raina Delisle wrote an article for the Huffington Post about how little girls are sexualised at Halloween. She talked about her experience shopping for Halloween costumes with her four-year-old daughter, and how the little boy’s costumes differed from the little girl’s in the sense that the boy’s revealed less flesh, and were also more likely to more closely resemble what they were supposed to be (e.g. a police officer) than the girlie equivalent.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that, in this day and age, Western societies don’t police women’s bodies by way of shaming, insulting and outright banning certain items of clothing. You’d be forgiven for believing that it is a practise restricted to countries such as Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia; cultures worlds apart from the way that we live in the west. You’d be forgiven. But you’d be wrong.
Original can be found at: http://www.chareemag.com/i-got-someones-name-tattooed-and-i-dont-regret-it/ I know what you’re thinking. ‘Ugh, how tacky?’ ‘I thought she had a brain!’ ‘She’ll regret that when she’s older,’ ‘chav.’ To be honest with you, I’d be… Continue reading