Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

“Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.”

via Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. – YouTube.

Power and the Gaze: What Does Resistance Look Like?

“In 1975, Mulvey conceptualized the gaze as the power derived by the viewer when they cast their glance upon a hierarchized, usually female, body. This idea perfectly captures the way a subject on film is both frozen in a time and space, and consumed. I want to turn that around, in a more kyriarchal and postmodern fashion, and allot power to the subject.”

via Power and the Gaze: What Does Resistance Look Like? » Sociological Images.

Children, Chores, and the Gender Pay Gap at Home

“Girls do more chores than boys and are less likely to get an allowance in exchange for their work. When they do, they are paid less.”

via Children, Chores, and the Gender Pay Gap at Home » Sociological Images.

14 Wonderfully Sassy Vintage Valentines From Suffragists

“In the 1910s, American suffragists would take advantage of holidays including Valentine’s Day to send postcards to politicians and loved ones advocating for votes for women.”

via 14 Wonderfully Sassy Vintage Valentines From Suffragists.

28 Powerful Pictures Of Women Fighting For Their Right To Vote

“In 1918, towards the end of the First World War, the Representation of the People Act was passed. This gave the vote to some women, but it was only in 1928 that the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act gave the vote to all women over 21 on the same terms as men.”

via 28 Powerful Pictures Of Women Fighting For Their Right To Vote.

Where Do Negative Stereotypes About Feminists Come From?

“A more systematic investigation into what people think about feminists found that many people think that feminists are ugly, uptight, angry, aggressive, harsh, strident, demanding, dogmatic, man-hating lesbians… or think other people think they are. Only 26 percent of people say that feminist is a positive term.”

via Where Do Negative Stereotypes About Feminists Come From? » Sociological Images.

Why That ‘Like A Girl’ Super Bowl Ad Was So Groundbreaking

“Always, one of the biggest makers of feminine care products (the things women use during their period), debuted a 60-second spot during Sunday night’s game, highlighting the brand’s “Like A Girl” campaign. The ad push, which began last summer, shows differences in how young women, boys and young girls perceive the phrase, “like a girl.” The Super Bowl ad won kudos all over the Internet for changing the conversation about what it means to run, throw and do pretty much any activity “like a girl.”

via Why That ‘Like A Girl’ Super Bowl Ad Was So Groundbreaking.

Disney Totally Changed Its Princesses 25 Years Ago — And No One Noticed

“We’ve seen a whole host of changes to Disney’s pantheon of princesses over the years, but one of the biggest ones occurred with almost no fanfare more than 25 years ago — and it’s been hiding in plain sight ever since.”

via Disney Totally Changed Its Princesses 25 Years Ago — And No One Noticed.