Huffingtonpost. Beauté masculine: mec-up ! On ne naît pas homme, on le devient. Autant dire que ce n’est pas avec une trousse de maquillage que ça se passe. Plutôt avec des valeurs viriles: la force, la vitesse, la raison. Par exemple tout le monde sait que la donna e mobile, alors que l’homme lui, est géomètre dans l’âme. Quand il est question de cosmétique masculine, il faut donc faire avec ce genre de croyance culturelle. L’inégalité Deuxième difficulté pour fourguer des produits de beauté aux hommes, c’est qu’ils ne sont pas beaux.
Le philosophe Kant, par exemple, qui se posait plein de questions sur les rapports entre les hommes et les femmes (les seules qu’il connaissait étant ses sœurs) avait cru remarquer qu’on voyait souvent des femmes belles mariées avec des types laids, mais presque jamais des hommes beaux avec des femmes laides. En revanche, la femme, elle, doit ressembler à une œuvre d’art (statue, peinture, éventuellement vase) avec une bonne couche de couleur, des formes conformes et des paillettes par-dessus. Is Emma Watson the right woman for the job? "Emma Watson delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the UN" blazed a headline in Vanity Fair on September 21. Game-changing? In 2014, what about what Watson said was even remotely novel? After her speech at the UN last week, it is apparent that it will take more than just waving a magic wand (sorry, cheap shot, Emma) to enact real change to deeply engrained normative gender discourses.
The United Nations is supposed to represent all people, particularly those without a voice. The organisation is often criticised for being ineffectual, for not having any real "power" in the world. Why, then, did they choose Emma Watson to represent the new UN Women HeForShe campaign? Large audiences How can we blame this decision? Let me underline, italicise, put in bold, that this is not supposed to be a criticism of Emma Watson. What I do criticise, then, is that the United Nations chose to use a white, western, heterosexual, upper-class woman to speak for a group of united nations.
Gender binary. Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo hack), Watson’s power in person is an entirely different matter. The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally.
Watson’s speech, which was met with a thunderous standing ovation, not only called for action from male allies, but clarified a persistent misconception about feminism in general. I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. You might be thinking who is this Harry Potter girl? When a Little Objectification Is a Good Thing -- The Cut. For all of the highly contentious debates among feminists — what is a woman? What is feminism? Is Beyoncé a feminist? Is Taylor Swift a feminist?
— one matter that’s fully settled is objectification. This latest study piqued my interest because, while we can all agree the objectification of women has some pretty awful cultural consequences, it’s a far trickier matter within a relationship. Within a healthy relationship or sexual interaction, a little objectification is a good thing. Especially when you're several years deep into a relationship, a bit of remove is often essential to getting it up. This is especially true for women. Of course, objectification is only a positive force in a relationship if you aren’t dating a total jerk.
When it comes to even the most settled feminist issues, context is everything. Are the hacked J-Law photos another example of the sexism women face in their daily lives? I-D Executive Fashion Director Ger Tierney discusses how for many women their intellect, wit and opinions are still over shadowed by the fact that they’ve got boobs. On Monday morning I was emailed the leaked Jennifer Laurence photographs. I didn’t know anything about the hacking scandal at this point. “Is this from a forthcoming film?” I naively asked. It transpired no, this was a young woman’s most intimate moments sat there on my phone. While my girl friends discussed the photographs of Jennifer in the nicest possible way, mainly focussing on how incredible she looked, I couldn’t help but question what gave us the right to even be talking about them in the first place?!
A woman choosing to show her body for art, film, fashion or a political statement is an empowering act. Why is it that no images like the ones of Jennifer, Kirsten Dunst and Selema Gomez ever appear of men? In the Western world, we live in a privileged society with countless opportunities open to us all. Feminism 2.0 - the women who rule the web. Social media has been changing our perception of women ever since we first logged on.
Aside from square eyes, itchy fingers, and an obsessive-compulsive need to post pictures of everything we see, eat, and sleep with, has social media unleashed a new kind of sexist hell? Or has it actually brought about a sense of female empowerment? From rape threats to rape jokes, leaked footage of naked ex-girlfriends to violent images of women, misogynist memes (‘’they say a woman’s work is never done, maybe that’s why they get paid less”) to Women Who Eat on Tubes – the Facebook group which makes women think twice about chowing down a six inch Sub on the Circle Line - there’s no doubt about it, social media has been bad for women. Especially since it’s also given rise to bitchiness amongst them. As leading feminist Germaine Greer wrote in a recent article, feminism exists both as ‘’a media phenomenon and as an academic discipline.’’
Sex and social media: the girls changing the face of feminism on the web. It's not easy being a princess, but if the clothes fit... Tavi Gevinson of ‘Rookie’ Inspires Young Women to Create Communities of Self-Empowerment. Photo She counts among her friends the actress Emma Watson, the singer Lorde and the fashion designer Rachel Antonoff (“She has gravitas”), but the real impact of Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old fashion-prodigy-turned-publishing-mogul, can be seen most clearly in the young women who circle in her orbit.
Since she founded Rookie, an online magazine, in 2011, young women have embraced Ms. Gevinson’s unambiguous message that community and self-empowerment are essential survival tools for adolescence. Ms. Watson, though six years older than Ms. Gevinson, said she found the two had a lot in common when they met at the TED talks in 2012 and started chatting. “She related to me in a way that most interviewers can’t,” Ms. Ms. “Being a young woman is confusing,” Ms. Ms. That message has clearly found its following among young women with a creative bent. Petra Collins It’s hard to imagine Petra Collins feeling insecure. So what could have made this envelope-pushing artist feel sheepish?
Ms. Like Ms. Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls. The point of moisturiser is to make you feel good – not look younger | Fashion. What is the point of moisturiser and can you recommend any decent ones? Cheryl, by email This is the point of moisturiser, Cheryl: to make your skin feel good. This is not the point of moisturiser: to make you feel like a baby. You might think that is something of a straw argument. But let's start with the baby issue. I do not wish to cause any shock here but, speaking as one who has been ageing happily since the day I was born, ageing is not a bad thing. Moreover, baby's skin is, for an adult, overrated. A moisturiser should make you feel like you, grownup you, but better.
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