On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar this Wednesday. 

• Mother Jones answers your questions about what’s happening with Congress cutting unemployment benefits in this year’s budget deal. [Mother Jones] 

• House Democrats introduce a measure to repeal funding for failed abstinence-only sex education in schools.  [Think Progress] 

• It’s definitely time to stop supporting the work of R. Kelly. [Ebony] 

• Bitch Flicks talks about why you should be watching Sleepy Hollow. [Bitch Flicks] 

• The minimum wage in Washington, DC will be raised to $11.50 an hour by 2016. [Reuters] 

• Sociological Images has a great series of pictures showing the crazy size difference in the hands of male and female Disney characters. It’s so extreme that Anna in Frozen’s eyeball is literally larger than her wrist. [Sociological Images]

• Anna Hill, a student at East Carolina University, created a mock advertising campaign for Photoshop and it’s amazing. [Huffington Post] 

A mock ad campaign for photoshop where one side of a woman's face has been digitally altered to our societal standard of beauty.

Post anything we missed in the comments! 

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Photoshop image

In the image for Photoshop above that girl doesn't even look that different, just like she's got a bit of makeup on - her features are the same. This culture of being so obsessed with famous women/men and being so desperate to look like them needs to stop & people need to be educated about what's important in life: being good people and helping the planet!

Bravo Milli! Well said!

Bravo Milli! Well said!

Beauty and Appearence

I would say there's an unfair, not clever use of the idea of "Beauty". There's a fundamental difference between beauty and appearance; I just think it is sad how we let some of humanity's highest values to be colonized and usurped by the language of power and patriarchy. We should challenge that language and recover the word "Beauty" for what it means. Seek beauty!

I say, you're missing the

I say, you're missing the point.

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