Pages Matam – “Piñata”

Pages Matam – “Piñata”   This poem touched me in ways that I honestly can’t even describe. It hurts me in every way possible to know that there are people out there in the world who comment on real life situations and treat them as if it’s not a problem. Rape has always been a…

heightism

Recently, I read an article about how heightism is a social construct based on gender norms in which the author asks the reader to answer a number of questions regarding the following picture: 1. Do one of these men seem “assertive” while the other seems “submissive” or “pushy”? To me, the man on the left seems very…

Edits of Beauty

Edits of Beauty   Hopefully everyone is able to open this link because I am HORRIBLE with computers. Oh, and speaking of computers… What you are about to open is the power of what “editing” can do. We’ve seen situations in which women are edited “correctly” whether it’s on a magazine, commercial and so on…

Class Notes Thursday 10/24

Wrapping up discussion about understanding anorexia: there was a change in classification (cessation of periods no longer required for diagnosis) at what point is anorexia a lifestyle choice? even if we are trying to help or provide medical care, we may be infringing upon someone’s identity body policing vs. caretaking Initial reactions to and questions about Naomi…

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

“But I refuse to burn my energy adding extra magic and sparkle to other people’s lives to get them to love me. I’m busy casting spells for myself. Everyone who was ever told a fairytale knows what happens to women who do their own magic.” The full article is attached! When I was reading it,…

Review of Debora Spar’s book _Wonder Woman_

Review of Debora Spar’s book _Wonder Woman_ Emma shared this article with me at the beginning of the semester, and it is so pertinent to Naomi Wolf’s chapters on “Work” from the Beauty Myth. I know that Gianna posted back on October 1st an article from the HuffPo about Spar’s book, which is worth (re)reading…