Beauty & Style / Body Image

What is the problem to which banishing these images would be the solution?

In the last week a few people in my Facebook and Twitter feeds have posted about encouraging the fashion and advertising industries not to use underweight models. They think that normal looking women should be employed instead to promote positive body image. This is nothing new of course, people have been criticising the fashion industry … Continue reading

In Defence of Disney – What I Learnt About Feminism from Belle and Jasmine
Art, Action & Inspiration / Books, TV, Movies & Music / Life

In Defence of Disney – What I Learnt About Feminism from Belle and Jasmine

I overheard two women talking in a coffee shop the other day. I think they were both teachers, and they both had young kids. They were discussing how they wanted to keep their daughter’s from getting into Disney princesses and turning into anti-feminists, and bemoaning how difficult that apparently is when all the other little … Continue reading