Topic: feminism

Real Beauty? Nah, Victoria's Secret Would Rather Celebrate the 'Perfect Body'

Brand's play on words comes off tone-deaf

Victoria's Secret is under fire for its newest bra campaign featuring the tagline "The Perfect 'Body,'" suggesting on first glance that these women have it, and you probably don't. More than 10,000…

Are These Feminist Superhero Panties Empowering, or a Tiny Bit Weird?

Amelia Earhart and more join this Dear Kate collection

The underwear brand Dear Kate, a big proponent of using real people instead of models, has a new plan to empower women: It's putting inspiring female faces right on its…

These Blatantly Racist and Fat-Shaming Ads Aren't as Evil as They Seem

A new spin on stereotypes and wage gaps

Do black people and fat people deserve to earn less money than skinny white people?  Well, no, but the arguments in favor of such a wage gap are somewhat entertaining in…

Beauty Vulnerability: What Got Lost in Translation

Author of controversial PHD study explains its goal

Once when I was in high school more than half of my chemistry class failed a lab test. The next day our teacher apologized to us, saying that if so…

Sinead O'Connor Writes Miley Cyrus the Best Tough-Love Letter of All Time

'You are worth more than your body'

Sinead O'Connor is a woman who knows controversy, and in one of the best-written open letters in recent memory, she wants Miley Cyrus to know that twerking your way into…

3 Ad Agencies Try to Rebrand Feminism. Did Any of Them Get It Right?

Brave, Mother, W+K

Does feminism need rebranding? Elle U.K. thinks so, and invited three British ad agencies—Brave, Mother and Wieden + Kennedy—to work on it with three feminist groups. The results, published in November's…

16-Year-Old Media Mogul Tavi Gevinson Is Expanding Her Empire

Including online mag Rookie

Tavi Gevinson has been called everything from the future of fashion to the future of journalism (by Lady Gaga, no less). Pretty heady titles for anybody, especially a blogger who…