Real Beauty: We posted last week about Dove’s latest ad campaign, but The Frisky has a great article about issues the ad raises. Writing for the Houston Press, Abby Koenig says that even if you find the ads problematic, they’re a step in the right direction. Her article also discusses the controversial “You Are Not A Sketch” campaign, which Dodai Stewart of Jezebel says “passes the buck and misses the point.”
The Point Being: Speaking of anorexia, modeling scouts in Sweden apparently recruit from a clinic for those suffering from the disease. Ick.
Girls and Geeks: The two terms aren’t mutually exclusive at all, of course. But a great post by a guy about wanting to play videogames with his 9-year-old daughter is both sweet and thought-provoking.
Women Are Hilarious: And one of our favorite funny feminists, Katie Goodman, needs your help to get to Edinburgh Fringe.
Feminism in Action: A new UK arts project attempts to get us all thinking about how our feminism is part of everyday life.
Catcall Patrol: Writer Emmie Mears on why catcalls feel threatening.
Sex and Gender: After a recent post which compared a woman refusing sex with her husband to child neglect, NYMag has an appropriately eye-rolling response. It’s worth mentioning that one of the experts quoted in the original article was talking about sexual desire irrespective of gender, and that’s clear in the article itself.