What does it say about a culture that provides its people with women’s bodies that are not only so readily accessible, but are also so easily broken apart and removed from the whole person?
Is it possible to love cultural texts that are flawed? One woman’s attempt to answer this question of fundamental importance after watching Blue is the Warmest Color and dealing with its attendant controversies.
I recently posted on a different blog forum about the genderised advertising by Nile Breweries. This is kind of commonplace, with alcohol advertisements. I am actually waiting for the day Johnnie Walker produces a Jennie Walker. Or maybe we could just get rid of the whole gender business. If there cannot be a Jennie, there…
As Mariah posted in her “What’s Your Excuse?” piece about a picture on Facebook of a toned mother with three young children, I also have been thinking about the shaming women encounter from other women.
Seeing as last week we focused a lot on the ‘male gaze’ and how women were portrayed as sex objects in a male dreamworld, I made it a challenge for myself to find at least three music videos where the women were strong or just… you know… actual people.
Bodies that matter – how we talk about non-Hollywood-normative female bodies within cultural discourse.
Critiquing the presentation of women in Drake’s new music video for “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”