“…the research used actual quotes about women candidates from media coverage of the 2012 elections and demonstrates that when the media focuses on a woman candidate’s appearance, she pays a price in the polls. This finding held true whether the coverage of a woman candidate’s appearance was framed positively, negatively or in neutral terms.”
Research on Appearance Coverage of Women from Name It Change It
Facebook removes photos of women breastfeeding, but rape videos seem to last for days. These women are sick of it
“On Facebook, hating a religious or ethnic minority gets you banned, but hating half of humanity gets you Likes.”
“Rom-Coms are not in a good place right now…The chart above–based on figures from Box Office Mojo–shows just how badly the genre has tanked, as inflation-adjusted domestic ticket receipts (left axis) have plummeted despite a huge number of releases (line thickness). At the same time, traditionally male-oriented Superhero movies have seen a meteoric rise. What happened?” - Jezebel
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Want more information on thin privilege? Everyday Feminism has some great, helpful articles in their Health & Body section. Start with “20+ Examples of Thin Privilege,” and then explore the rest of the category.
But if you really want to understand thin privilege, you need to start at the source, which is fat stigma. And who better to address that issue than my amazing feminist fat activist friends? Check out the awesome blogs of Golda Poretsky and Virgie Tovar for a start.
And a special shout-out to This Is Thin Privilege for pointing out the glaring issues in my original edit.
Frances Ha is an important feminist statement precisely because it isn’t overtly about feminism.