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Pop Culture Potpourri — 1/18/2011

Hey! Good afternoon my dear lil readers. How’s everyone this soggy Tuesday evening? I’m back with day 2 of Pop Culture Potpourri. I promise today’s missive won’t be anywhere near as preachy or sanctimonious as yesterday’s....more

Vanity Fair's "New Establishment:" Not New, Not Very Female

In its October 2010 issue, Vanity Fair did its 100 "new establishment" people - some of the 100 spots are occupied by teams, others by individuals or duos. The formal name of the list is "the 100 most influential people of the information age." Guess how many women are in the new establishment? A total of 14 women, and of those, six are paired with men, while only eight are recognized on their own, individually. The menz? A few men must share the spotlight in team settings, but those team props simply add to the total number of included men further dwarfing the total number of women. ...more
I have mixed feelings when it comes to encouraging women to enter the life of an entrepreneur. ...more

Vanity Fair Magazine thinks Hollywood’s future is ALL-WHITE

The new IT-GIRLs? White Girls If you’re part of the white privilege world, you might not notice something strange about this photo, the cover of Vanity Fair extolling HOLLYWOOD! 2010....more

Young (White & Thin) Hollywood

I feel like I should first begin with telling you all that I love Vanity Fair, and I love Annie Leibovitz's photos, in general. I find the articles interesting and pictures beautiful. Alright, that's enough of a disclaimer. I'm pretty unhappy with Vanity Fair, and the "choice" of ladies they've put on their cover this month. I'm sure the moment you see it, you'll see what's irking me. ...more don't expect the rampantly caucasian editors of Vanity Fair to ...more

Meryl Streep Wins With Boomer Moms


Oh, Baby! The Clever Cover of Pregnancy Magazine.

Pregnancy hasn't looked this good since a buck naked Demi Moore showed off her baby bump on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine seventeen years ago. Sexy. Powerful. In your face. ...more

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"Character and the Primaries of 2008:" the results might surprise you

As the 2008 primary season ends, the news media has come in from plenty of criticism for its perceived biases and lapses in coverage of the candidates. According to some observers at BlogHer and elsewhere, the coverage of Sen. Hillary Clinton has been consistently sexist and unprofessional, while coverage of Sen. Barack Obama has been fawning and dishonest. Meanwhile, other press critics complain that Sen. John McCain has had a free ride. However, a recently-published content analysis by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, Character and the Primaries of 2008, offers what appears to be some contradictory findings. ...more


However, an article in Bitch Magazine 4 or so years ago on gender bias in ...more

Goddess versus sex goddess: Is it really just all in the perspective?

With a constant barrage of sexually charged photos, and a commonplace idea that we must use sex to sell and to prove "grown up," have we lost the ability to distinguish healthy sexual awakening and art from sexually exploitative images? Read this post to see images that reflect that transition from girl to woman beautifully and artistically, and also one mom's opinion about how sexually exploitative photos affect not just our eyes but also our vision of our feminity. <!--break--> ...more