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Law of Attraction & Relationships: 50 Shades of Being Treated Like Shit is Hot (Grey)

So I bought Fifty Shades of Grey, the chick porn series that is flying off the shelves. Professional, strong women are getting all hot and bothered by hideously lazy and trite writing and messages even worse than Twilight. I read a…
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"Real" Human Barbie

The Internet is awash with controversy over whether a Ukrainian woman is a "natural" Barbie look-a-like. Did she have plastic surgery or didn't she? Uh, who cares? The more interesting question is why she wants to emulate an inanimate…
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Toddler T$&#y Tassle Shirt

Ainsley doesn't think this shirt is inappropriate because it just looks like trees on a shirt, "how is that inappropriate?" She wants to know. Which means I deserve a Gold Parenting Star or a Blue Ribbon of Daughter Raising. This means the…
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Bored with Being Incensed

Noah Cyrus, Miley's nine-year-old sister was photographed on a stripper pole with her friends at a night club before the Teen Choice Awards. Read that story on Dlisted. Also in the Dlisted story is a new teen pop group titled The Lolitas.…

Sex & Violence in Advertising

This story ran last week without photographs (sorry BB Mama). The photographs are imperative to the story, so I'm rerunning it. Visit Black Belt Mama's Blog. I need to first make something very clear. I've never burned a bra (they cost too…
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F.U. B. K.

This would be funny on Saturday Night Live or John Stewart. As actual marketing targeted to children its disrespectful and inappropriate. Parents can effectively fight this kind of nonsense. Write a protest letter to Nickolodean, Sponge…
By Leola Dublin Growing up, I used to love those Virginia Slims magazine ads that featured pictures of women from the 19th and early 20th centuries juxtaposed with saucy looking modern women smoking cigarettes. I grew up in a smoke-free home,…
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Super Bowl Commercials

Did you see my series on the book So Sexy So Soon? Authors Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne made a very compelling argument that companies - with their marketing - are making humans sexually attracted to objects. They are sexualizing objects.…