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18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies

18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies
Image Credit: Carol Rossetti When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti's work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti's empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women's bodily autonomy. "It has always bothered me, the world's attempts to control women's bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It's a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don't even see it's there, and how cruel it can be." Rossetti's illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. "I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote.

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What the Perfect Female Body Looks Like — When You Ask Men vs. Women They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and according to a new survey, it looks like men and women are very different beholders indeed. U.K. lingerie company Bluebella surveyed 1,000 men and women to see which celebrities each gender considered to have the ideal physical traits. It then Photoshopped Frankensteinian composites of different celebrities' parts to create "the perfect body." The result? Men and women have wildly different views on the ideal female body, though their thoughts on the male form are much more similar.

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Women: A quick reminder ... The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf If you have wasted even a minute of today worrying about the way your hair, breasts or thighs look, or about the wrinkles around your eyes, or whether your winter "wardrobe" is working for you ... this book is for you. Wolf argues that beauty is the "last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact". Somehow we've been flogged the idea that to be beautiful (which we must, or else no one will love us) we have to look a certain way: thin, youthful, smooth-skinned, small-nosed, silky-haired, etc. Hey presto: your average woman feels ugly her entire life, and old, too, for most of it. What better way of keeping her in her place? Wolf uses the phrase "cultural conspiracy"; it's hard to imagine exactly who the conspirators might be.

'Stop The Beauty Madness' Brands Ads With Brutally Honest Messages It's a psychological itch that the most enlightened, successful and even beautiful women still tend to scratch: if I look better, I am better. Now one campaign is trying to convince others to break free from that line of thought. The Stop The Beauty Madness campaign wants you to "feel like you've been socked in the gut" when you see its jarringly frank ads, says its founder Robin Rice. Stop The Beauty Madness is a series of 25 advertisements branded with honest messages that highlight the true "madness" involved in creating and meeting beauty standards.

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A quick reminder: Backlash by Susan Faludi Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, and it shows. Backlash (subtitled The Undeclared War Against American Women) is punchy, well-written, well researched, convincing, thought-provoking and, in parts, very funny. Faludi's detailed and wryly observed interviews with a selection of some leading anti-feminists are a particular treat. Portfolio — Wolf Form CO. INC. USA dress forms NJ/NYC Wolf Form Vintage Era Dress Forms 1911-1973 Wolf Form Vintage Model Year 1911 Dress Form. Wolf Form Vintage Dress Forms 1951 and 1911. Honor the Treaties: Cherokee Freedmen Complicate Native Rights Mantra: Page 3 of 3 Judge Hogan is now poised to make another landmark decision for Indian country—one that legal observers say will be much discussed for years to come. While it remains unclear which way his ruling will tilt, the weight of the issue boils down to treaty rights, and not just for the Cherokee or the freedmen, but in essence, for all of Indian country. Jon Velie, attorney for the Cherokee freedmen, argues that a ruling in favor of expelling his clients from the Cherokee Nation would be a ruling in favor of invalidating the Treaty of 1866.