It’s well known that Demi Lovato recently subtweeted Taylor Swift remaining silent about Ke$ha’s fight to get out of her contract with her producer, Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and verbal abuse. After Swift donated $250,000 to Ke$ha, Lovato was still unsatisfied: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” she tweeted.
Last year, #FreeTheNipple was a hot topic and this year has started off with a similar trend. Twenty nine-year-old Twitter feminist, Lindsey, began calling out other Twitter users with the hashtag #ShirtlessShamers2016 for their body shaming tweets about women on social media this January.
From awareness campaigns to social experiments, this year has brought many changes to how we view body image. What started as a movement to love the way you look naturally, turned into a way of putting down other people. In hopes of kicking back against this trend, this summer #ThePowerofMakeup trended on Twitter, Instagram and even Tumblr, showing selfies of women with makeup on only one side of their faces.
For the last couple of years, pop singer Kesha, has been on a musical vacation. The last song featuring Kesha’s vocals that got radio-play was Pitbull’s 2013 hit ‘Timber’. Although the energetic pop singer’s rap-infused party-pop hasn’t been heard in a few years, it hasn’t been due to a wanted, musical hiatus, but rather, resulted from an on-going legal situation the singer has been facing.
In 1959, the first ever Barbie commercial was released. This new fashion model doll emulated femininity, beauty, domesticity, and grace; all qualities that most little girls at the time hoped to acquire one day. “Small and so petite” were the words used in the commercial’s jingle to describe Barbie’s physique. The commercial closed with the phrase, “Barbie, beautiful Barbie, I’ll make believe that I am you,” painting the picture that the ultimate goal for young girls was to be just like Barbie.
Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | firstname.lastname@example.org
For decades, women have been faced with the pressures of unrealistic body images. Now, one simple hash tag has launched an Internet campaign that is trying to change that image. #DropThePlus wants to get the fashion industry and retail stores to be more inclusive with sizes by eliminating the “plus size” label. Continue reading #DropThePlus: Evolving the Fashion Industry→
What do you get when you combine a mansion, lots of cash and nude women?
This March, it won’t be Playboy.
According to USA Today, after 62 years of publishing, Playboy will no longer be including pictures of fully naked women. Its owner, Hugh Hefner, agreed to cease the publication of nude photos last month as a part of Playboy’s digital initiative, which will be unveiled in the spring.
Last week, as part of an interview with Time Out London, Meryl Streep and three of her cast mates for the upcoming movie Suffragette made a fatal mistake. The four actresses were posed for a photo shoot for their new movie donning bold white shirts with the phrase, “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.”