All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Normalized Pornography’

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    Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret


    You’ve probably heard VS rolled out a line of lingerie for teens called “Bright Young Things.”As part of the PINK brand for all the teenaged “things” across the world, these undies feature polka-dot hipsters with “Feeling Lucky?” printed on them, a lacey thong with the words, …

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  • Sex Sells, But We’re Buying More Than We Bargained For


      “To live in a culture in which women are routinely naked where men aren’t is to learn inequality in little ways all day long.” – Naomi Wolf   In a world where advertising-fueled media is inescapable, where the pornography industry has infiltrated all aspects of …

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  • Our Issue with Swimsuits (or lack thereof) in Sports Illustrated


      Every February, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits the mailboxes of 70 million SI subscribers, every newsstand and media outlet, and hundreds of millions will view the thousands of digitally manipulated, nude and near-nude images online.   Since it’s unlikely you will hear any …

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    Cosmo Magazine: The Best-Seller That Sells Women Short


    Cosmopolitan magazine – the notoriously risque and best-selling women’s magazine for decades – says it is “by women for women.” In a media landscape jam-packed with sources by men for women, this magazine has serious potential to break free from the stifling, predictable, cookie-cutter portrayals of sexuality, bodies …

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  • There is More to BE than Eye Candy


      People in the 21st Century spend nearly 8 hours per day using entertainment media. In fact, the average person in the U.S. appears to be “plugged in” nearly every waking moment of the day! In a world where advertising-fueled media has become all but inescapable, …

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  • Porn & Pop Culture: Taking Our Power Back


     “To live in a culture in which women are routinely naked and men aren’t is to learn inequality in little ways all day long.” – Naomi Wolf Beauty Redefined stands firmly behind a few truths; one of which is “there is more to BE than …

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  • We’re Not Buying Candie’s or Their Sexed-Up Ads!


    Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, who heads Operation Transformation, we have learned about the teen clothing line Candie’s latest ad campaign! Beauty Redefined is all about recognzing and rejecting harmful  messages about women’s bodies, and the blatant sexualization of very young women’s bodies for marketing …

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  • Porn & Pop Culture: A Deadly Combination


    In the last year, I have spent hours on the phone with a good friend as she discovered her boyfriend’s heavy use of pornography and his eventual cheating on her. I have cried with a colleague who carries the burden of finding out her dad, a …

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  • How Girls and Women Can Take Back Beauty


      It takes real-life strategies to recognize harmful ideals about beauty and health and then reject them! Start with this list of totally doable strategies to redefine beauty and health in ways that promote real health, happiness, strength and love for yourself and others. Stop …

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  • How Boys and Men Can Help Take Back Beauty


    Below are some practical tips that boys and men can use in the battle to take back beauty. This important cause can be greatly benefited by the support of males who care! RUN from Normalized Pornography: Depicting sexual images and dialogue is now a normal part …

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  • A Hit TV Show Under Inspection: XOXO, Gossip Girl


    High society and low blows are back as teen drama GOSSIP GIRL continues its rein as a smash hit in its 4th season, giving millions of viewers a glimpse into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. Here, we’re offering the inside scoop on this wildly …

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  • Victoria’s Secret: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Sexual Objectification!


    Hello Beautiful Friends! This piece was published almost a year ago, and since that point, I have written a paper on Victoria’s Secret that won a “top paper” award in the Women’s Studies division at the 2011 National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans! In …

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