Tag: feminism

Fck the industries

I feel a little broken this week [and last] and I said I’d keep it real during this self portrait project- so that’s what I am doing today. I always see comments from people in the fitness industry shitting on the body positive movement. It makes me mad for many

You aren’t the exception

When you constantly speak to the masses about growth, trial and error, and your own journey – you get caught up in this performative ‘look I’m growing’ style of speaking. The truth is, you are allowed to have bad days. Not everything you post has to be inspirational. Not everything

The facade of Acceptance

Two weeks ago I was in Montana, Wyoming and Utah for a week. My IBS really flared up, and I didn’t have my hypothyroidism pills because I forgot to fill them before my trip. I spent every day hiking 13-15 miles, eating a cup oatmeal for breakfast, a small pb&j

Change your behavior

25/52 I often think about myself in high school. The person completely terrified of going anywhere without make up because of their skin, the person who cried when they went to the dentist because my foundation would get messed up, the person who was secretly starving herself in private and

The Known Secret

The Known Secret Paige Young Representation of the Other March 4, 2017 Written from a non-profit college – images are cited for credit. ABSTRACT Over centuries women have been told to remain discreet regarding their menstrual cycle. Women had to discuss their cycles with other women in private to receive

Sunday Morning

The art of the ‘selfie’ – or at least the facade of it. Social media, all around us, is composed of false advertising. This isn’t just companies, but people as well. Have you ever gone on Instagram, and have seen profiles that are always so perfect, beautiful, clean, and flawless?

Feminist Theory and Advertising

Feminist Theory and Advertisements Visual Studies Ashley Paige Young “The female body is constantly subjected to the judgmental gaze. Whether it be the gaze of a medic who defines the body as healthy or diseased, or the connoisseur who defines it as beautiful or ugly, the female body is caught

Gender Equality in Sports

ABSTRACT   Gender roles are proven to be very evident in the history of American culture. In the history of fashion, women have been portrayed as very feminine, and were not introduced to pants until the 20th century. There has been an accepted and distinct separation between male and female

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