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What is oppression?

Why are we as people of society never pleased with one type of body? I just had a conversation with a friend about the supermodel Kate Upton, who in some ways physically conforms to “body ideals” and in other ways … Continue reading

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Nothing fake about ’em

I came across this advertisement in Cosmopolitan, and I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that sexual references are used to sell just about anything in this magazine and elsewhere.  This ad deliberately juxtaposes two bags of chips in front of … Continue reading

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(2001) Sisley-Paris Cosmetics ft. Josie Maran, photographed by Terry Richardson

Although Sisley-Paris is a cosmetics company, the whole of its 2001 ad campaign seems to target heterosexual males and exudes misogynistic sentiment and values for women to emulate, which caused me to be extremely critical out of disgust and outrage. … Continue reading

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