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The Feminist Revolution—lily-white and over-exposed? White women are promoted as the universal standard for femininity, humanity, and moral worth, while the mainstream media perpetuates stereotypes of Black girls as “hostile and ineducable.” Read more

Kuwait launches a sports club for women, illustrating how the landscape for women athletes is improving across the Persian Gulf, where hard-liners have long opposed women playing sports. Read more

Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, wants to exclude plus-sized customers from his stores. Jeffries “doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the cool kids.” Read customer responses to his controversial decision here, here and here

The already out-of-control digital alteration of women’s bodies in media images has progressed to the utterly ridiculous. Apparently, even cartoon women now have to suffer the humiliation and injustice of having their bodies “improved” with extensive Photoshopping. The character Merida from the Disney movie ‘Brave’ recently received an unnecessary makeover. Read more

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