Real Beauty

Has #American Apparel’s #Sexist #Marketing finally gone too far?

The clothing company famous for selling it's clothes with sexist advertising has sunk to a new low.  The company is searching for "The Best (Female) Bottom in the World" with pictures of the latest contestants posted on their website.  It's as nameless and faceless as an online quickie. I'm well aware that this kind of… Continue reading Has #American Apparel’s #Sexist #Marketing finally gone too far?

Disability Movement, Media Reviews, Real Beauty

Disability in the Media: Lady Gaga’s Disability Project

I`ve recently become very interested in how the media is using disability as a hot topic, while still oppressing people with disabilities.  In doing some research on this topic I came across an excellent article on Lady Gaga’s Disability Project. I`m all for people with disabilities expressing their sexuality, but Lady Gaga`s paparazzi video leaves… Continue reading Disability in the Media: Lady Gaga’s Disability Project

Disability Movement, Real Beauty

The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege Checklist

There are a couple of these already online, but they are written by able-bodied people, and seem to miss some major points of privilege.  I decided to write my own. 1. I can, if I wish, arrange to attend social events without worrying if they are accessible to me. 2. If I am in the… Continue reading The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege Checklist