Day: July 10, 2008

The Lasting Impacts of Objectification

Have you ever felt a lingering insecurity after being catcalled or criticized about your looks? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to this study, the impacts of objectification on women’s self-image can be lasting. Perhaps the researchers’ conclusions…

“Advocate” Turns Abuser

[Jill beat me to posting a link to this story while I was writing this post.] After writing a post yesterday about the extremes of our rape culture, I found an important post by Ren that shows just how deep…

The Naked Truth: Security vs. Privacy

NPR covered a story about security in Baghdad’s Green Zone, which centered specifically on one woman’s protest against the type of body scanning used: it doesn’t see hair or clothing, but sees the body, (I’m assuming metal) jewelry, and any…