Posts Tagged ‘katy perry’

The Decade In Femininity

Now that we've exhausted the decade in masculine trends, it's time for us to take a look back at the aughts' many cultural incarnations of femininity. The versions of femininity that have been aggressively marketed to us over the past ten years, from "not that innocent" pop tarts to Sex & the City fashionistas to [...]

Top 5 Pseudo-Feminist Anthems

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After much discussion of traditionally feminine passivity in ostensibly empowering lady-pop, I think it's high time for a list. Ever since the Spice Girls made "Girl Power" cool, sexy, and (above all) lucrative for record producers, empowerment has been a convenient posture for pop music to assume—lyrical cognitive dissonance be damned!
Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon put [...]

Sexist Beatdown: How Beyonce In A Cop Outfit = Feminism Now Edition

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Pre-post-post-feminism was marked by elaborate personality-based costumes
Sady of Tiger Beatdown and I were totally prepared to have a Very Serious Discussion Concerning Our Feelings on the Defense Of Marriage Act and Why Obama Was Or Was Not A Dick About It (VSDCOFOTDOMAAWOWOWNADAI) today.
But then we read this awesome piece by Steve Haruch, dude in Texas, [...]

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