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On Monday, Good Morning America had a disturbing report on the “thigh gap” obsession which is spreading amongst some teenage girls. ABC’s blog describes a “thigh gap” as “a clear space, or gap, that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together,” and it’s something more and more [...] Guest Blog by Élan Barish My eight year old daughter asked me to buy her the new Skechers that a girl in her class has started to wear. Apparently, they are the talk of Third Grade. These coveted clodhoppers are named “Daddy’s Money – Gimme.”
I am somewhat embarassed to admit that I made the mistake of giving up my individuality when I got married the first time. My parents had a fairly traditional marriage with Dad working and Mom staying at home to take care of us and the household. I guess I absorbed the values that the woman's place was in the home, and the man's was to dominate and take care of the woman. The wife was to subsume her interests to those of her husband's and family's.
I need intersectional feminism because I don’t need people telling me my hijab is oppressive when they know nothing about my religion or what the hijab signifies. I need feminism because my family and friends disregard me because of my gender. Growing up with mainly boys, I was just one of them.
The film was based around a ten-point manifesto made available on the official website: 1. Beautiful the way we are To hell with the sick beauty ideals! Deep self-hatred keeps a lot of women’s energy and creativity sapped. The energy that could be focused into exploring our own sexuality and power is being drained off into diets and cosmetics. Don’t let the commercial powers control your needs and desires. 2.