Media Influences

The Dark Side of Princess Culture

By Ariel Beccia--Cinderella. Snow White. Rapunzel. Sleeping Beauty. These are the characters many of us grew up with: we watched their movies, played with their dolls and even wore their costumes.

What’s a Desirable Body, Anyway?

By Kaitlin Irwin--When a feminist organization used a photo of model Tess Holliday to advertise their upcoming event, Facebook banned the image, citing that it went against their health and fitness policy.

5 Bo-Po, Feminist Things We'd Like to See in 'Beauty and the Beast'

By Palmer Hipp--If you haven’t seen the official trailer for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast by now, then stop everything you’re doing and watch it here.

Let This Be Normal, Not Revolutionary: On Ashley Graham’s Music Video Debut

By Kaitlin Irwin--“Plus-size” model Ashley Graham stars as Joe Jonas’ girlfriend in a new DNCE music video. In the video, we can see Ashley and Joe making out, rolling around in bed, and acting super frisky.

Young Girls Don’t Need Lifestyle Magazines

By Kaitlin Irwin--Discovery Girls is a magazine for girls aged 7-13. The magazine touches on various topics, such as hair and skin tips, clothing advice, the arts and whatever else kids are into these days.

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