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Jul 14 2014

Really, Esquire? I’m 42 & Now You Tell Me I’m Hot?

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I am 42.

Many of us have read Tom Junod’s Esquire article, “In Praise of 42-Year-Old Women.” In it, the author declares that 42 is the most alluring age of women this year.

Yay, me! Read the rest of this entry →

Feb 19 2014

Does Barbie Really Belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?

By at 4:57 pm

Does Barbie really belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition?

It’s a match made in Barbie doll heaven.

Each year, in time for summer, Sports Illustrated features in its annual swimsuit edition bikini-clad bombshells with doll-like faces and Barbie-esque proportions. Well, this year the magazine is making waves (pun intended) by modeling in its pages–instead of a real woman–the buxom, blond toy herself.

Naturally, there’s been a bit of a backlash, with many accusing the men’s magazine–which has long been the center of controversy for its objectification of women–of further dehumanizing the female form by substituting it with that of a lifeless doll. Read the rest of this entry →

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