Fashion, Fat, Femininity, Hair, Media, Other Stuff We Read, Pop Culture, Sweet Machine

Links: Golden Globes backlash, or This one goes out to the ladies

Those of you who hopped on our Golden Globe live-blogging adventure on Sunday (which was way, way more fun than I expected -- GIVE YOURSELVES A HAND) might be interested in the following posts on Jezebel about (sadly predictable) sexist reactions to various women at the show: James Cameron & Kathryn Bigelow Used To Be… Continue reading Links: Golden Globes backlash, or This one goes out to the ladies

Femininity, Hair, Media, Sweet Machine, You've Got to Be Kidding Me

Your hairy legs could be mass murderers even now

In the spirit of "Obese blamed for world's ills" comes this little ad video that shows what happens if you fail to shave your legs to absolute smoothness every single day: utter chaos. Not only will dudes be grossed out, but they could DIE! Here's the link: click "watch film" to see what I mean.… Continue reading Your hairy legs could be mass murderers even now

Femininity, Guest Bloggers, Hair, Self-Image

Guest Blogger LilahCello: Yes, I’ve got facial hair

I was delighted when LilahCello offered to write up her experiences with facial hair as a guest post. I know this is a topic that hits close to home for many Shapelings; we've talked about the politics of head hair here before, but facial hair is a subject that occasionally arises in comments and always… Continue reading Guest Blogger LilahCello: Yes, I’ve got facial hair

Guest Bloggers, Hair, Self-Image

Guest Blogger Meowser: The Hair Piece

Meowser with bald spot exposed Meowser with hairpiece Flashback, Pomona, California, 1989: My officemate R. and I went out for some drinks, and it got late and she invited me to come stay overnight on her couch rather than drive back to Glendale. R. is an African-American woman with a processed hairdo. At least that's… Continue reading Guest Blogger Meowser: The Hair Piece