Rosie the Riveter: the icon that somehow happened

we_can_do_it21It seems like she’s always been there, like there is no more natural symbol of female empowerment. But where did she even come from and how did she end up here?

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Thoughts on Disney Princess discourse

It’s disney-princess-wallpapers-01not exactly new or fresh to say that many Disney movies are not a paragon of feminism or progressive thought. Yet, every time a new movie surfaces, the discussion is opened again; people need to point out what was wrong with the older movies, and some avid fans will try to defend them. I feel like these two parties don’t even disagree that much, they just value other aspects of the movies more. So today, I’d like to examine the different layers of Disney Princess movies       to see where both sides of the argument may come from.

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Makeup and feminism

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If you’re familiar with feminist discourse, you’ll probably know that makeup can be a bit of a
polarizing issue. Is it yet another oppressive mechanism or is it a woman’s free choice that should not be criticized?

Obviously I cannot answer that on my own, and for starters I think that every woman should feel free to think about what makeup means for them and how they feel about it. That being said, let’s dive into the discussion a bit further.

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