Stuff.co.nz Last updated 21:59, May 13 2016 Alice Turrell, left, and Michaela Waite-Harvey are organising a Pride Day at Marlborough Girls' College. Students at a Marlborough high school are celebrating sexual diversity in style with their first ever Pride Day. The Spectrum group at Marlborough Girls' College was set up in 2015, and provides support to students of all genders and sexual orientations. Group members Michaela Waite-Harvey and Alice Turrell, both in year 13, said they had been trying to get a Pride Day lined up for at least a year. A photo booth would be running on Wednesday at lunchtime and before school where students could have their pictures taken with rainbow decorations and post them on social media.
<i>On female body experience: "Throwing like a girl" and other essays</i> In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Although women have made great strides, Iris Marion Young maintains that "the image of the woman has not ceased being that of the Other" (3). Women's actions and opportunities continue to be constrained by sex- and gender-specific roles and too often, women's voices are rendered inaudible. Accordingly, On Female Body Experience: "Throwing Like a Girl" and Other Essays investigates different aspects of women's lived bodily experiences. The essays, spanning over two decades of Young's insightful and original scholarship, aim to expose the tensions between the social norms that invest the female body and women's lived experiences.
The Objectification of Women – It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures When feminists decry the objectification of women, most people immediately think of the images that saturate our magazines, movies, adverts and the Internet, of women in varying stages of undress, dolled up and presented for the male gaze. Yet, while sexual objectification is a huge problem, it is, sadly, only a fraction of the objectification of women that permeates our world, from the moment we enter it. Because it is all too obvious and difficult to ignore, we tend to focus on sexual objectification. The difference between the way women and men are portrayed in national newspapers and other media is stark— women are too often reduced to the sum of their body parts, heavily photoshopped to fit into an ever narrowing ideal of female beauty. It grabs our attention, we recognize that something isn’t right, and we confidently assert that this is sexism in action.
11 Perfect Responses From Women Who Give No Fucks About Sexual Labels "The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats," the famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey famously wrote about the spectrum of human sexuality. "The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects." In other words, sexual fluidity. Sixty-seven year later, we're more in tune with that fluidity than ever — and have more real-life examples. In her recent interview with Paper, Miley Cyrus declared her sexual preferences in no uncertain terms: "Everything that's legal, I'm down with.
Dad Bods: Weird new Instagram trend - Lifestyle Love a buff, muscular guy with bulging biceps, toned pecs and a hard six-pack? Then this Instagram account is not for you. College Dad Bods is the latest "it" Instagram sensation, which rounds up photos of college-aged men with "dad bods" - those a special breed of male physique that is not quite muscular but not quite all beer gut, either. These men may hit the gym sometimes, but they also won't hesitate to throw back six beers at a frat party and wash them down with a burrito - and a lot of women love them for it. Clemson University sophomore Mackenzie Pearson, who BuzzFeed credits with starting the current dad bod trend when she wrote an essay about them for The Odyssey, said one reason some women are 'crazy about' this body type is that it's not intimidating.
Stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00, May 14 2016 Is Bear Grylls the definition of a "real man"? OPINION: Husband-and-wife comedians and commentators Jeremy Elwood and Michele A'Court give their views. Recently, when it's my turn to do the groceries, I have taken to visiting to a smaller supermarket which offers fewer choices. Tina Fey Summed Up Kim Kardashian's Nude Photo Shoot 3 Years Before It Even Happened No, Tina Fey isn't clairvoyant, but she did hint at why so many of us can't take our eyes off of Kim Kardashian's recent nude photo shoot with Paper Magazine in her book Bossypants three years ago. As Twitter user Ryan Nelson pointed out on Nov. 13, Tina Fey briefly discussed Kim K's booty in her best-selling memoir Bossypants and summed up why we're all so enamored with it better than any blog, think piece or news article has in the last three days. If you're reading this on a mobile device, here's the full text: "I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now.
Sexual Objectification, Part 2: The Harm This is the second part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1 can be found here.) Sexual objectification is nothing new, but this latest era is characterized by greater exposure to advertising and increased sexual explicitness in advertising [PDF], magazines, television shows, movies [PDF], video games, music videos, television news, and “reality” television. In a culture with widespread sexual objectification, women (especially) tend to view themselves as objects of desire for others. This internalized sexual objectification has been linked to problems with mental health (clinical depression, “habitual body monitoring”), eating disorders, body shame, self-worth and life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, motor functioning, sexual dysfunction [PDF], access to leadership [PDF] and political efficacy [PDF].
I Didn’t Know I Was in an Abusive Relationship Since My Boyfriend Never Hit Me He spent over a year trying to convince me to be with him. We were friends for two years and became close. When one of his relationships ended while I was in college, he said he wanted to be with me. He loved me and needed me. See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years (It's Crazy!) You might also like How to Stop Being Disappointed With Your Body READ There's a reason magazine covers include lines like "5 Moves for Michelle Obama Arms" or "The Secret for a Booty Like Beyoncé." But if you’ve ever found yourself wishing for this actress’s waist or that singer’s legs, remember this: The media’s concept of the ideal woman’s body isn’t static. These gay rugby players are dismantling stereotypes with their powerful new campaign. Rugby is no joke. Especially in South Africa. The team sport is fast and aggressive.
To end violence against women: Challenge a culture of sexual objectification - Collective Shout When it comes to violence against women, sexual objectification is the missing puzzle piece; Collective Shout makes this equation whole. On the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ it is important to reflect on the ongoing sexist violence, as well as the campaigns to end it. Violence against women is on the rise in a number of countries around the world. Australia is no exception with sexual violence at epidemic levels - double the world average. Activism against sexist violence is needed now more than ever. This year, Collective Shout has successfully challenged this on a number of fronts.
Sexual Objectification, Part 1: What is it? This is Part 1 of a four-part series on sexual objectification–what it is and how to respond to it. The phrase “sexual objectification” has been around since the 1970s, but the phenomenon is more rampant than ever in popular culture–and we now know that it causes real harm. What exactly is it, though?