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“If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business?”
Date25.01.2018 | 15:16
I grew up in Apartheid South Africa, but I also experienced it change into a democracy.
It’s really crazy how the system of apartheid didn’t just oppress people based on the color of their skin, but also turned ethnic groups against another. White supremacy also fueled the way we perceived beauty. I remember, year after year, watching Miss South Africa beauty pageants and being in awe as tall, white and blonde women almost always became the prized queens of the pageant. And I remember how ugly it made me feel that I would never be considered ‘beautiful’ if beauty pageants, Barbie dolls and models on the covers of magazines were anything to go by.
Date25.11.2017 | 11:01
Tagsapartheid, barbie, beauty, diversity, monchichi, Sarona Wolter, skin color, South Africa, women's rights
Women should never stop fighting for their rights. Speaking out about a sexual crime or assault is one of the possibilities. Using your talents to draw attention to gender injustice or any other violation on human rights is also a possibility. Beyoncé has just done it. Read more here!
Date15.02.2016 | 15:02
TagsBan ki moon, barbie, Bernie Sanders, Beyonce, female genital mutilation, FGM, Hijarbie, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Ri Chun-hee, sex worker, speed dating, Super Bowl, women's rights
Sexist propaganda or simple toys?
Barbie, the iconic doll has always been accused of promoting cliches and unhealthy attitudes towards the way little girls look at their own bodies. Women Talk Online blogger Roma Rajpal visited the Barbie “Dreamhouse” in Berlin and realized that young girls are still crazy about the plastic icon. Fortunately though, the critics also make sure their voice is heard.
Date05.06.2013 | 8:35