Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bare Assed Feminism

You know, I'm reading this article in Vanity Fair about Jon Favreau, the Obama speechwriter caught in a photo groping a cardboard cut out of Hilllary, that I'm sure you've already seen and I won't post it. The jist of the article wonders why Favreau has yet to be fired, and why sexist incidents are seemingly pooh-pooh'ed as nothing. And that's all well and good, but as I'm reading the article, I saw this picture of Kate Winslet's ass next to it:

As far as photos of women wearing nothing but high heels go, it's tasteful. And that last sentence contains about as much irony as I see in this Vanity Fair piece. Note to whoever the editors are there: when discussing feminism, avoid showing pictures of nearly naked women. Because while Favreau was caught in a sexist photo and should be fired, you're profiting off soft core.

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At December 10, 2008 4:31 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Kate Winslet rocks!

At December 10, 2008 4:42 PM , Blogger tas said...

No insult to her. But running a photo of a half naked woman near any article about feminism.. I dunno, it's just way too ironic for me. There's certainly bigger, and more credible, targets out there than Vanity Fair, a magazine that isn't Maxim or anything... But I have trouble thinking of another "serious" news magazine that features such photos on a regular basis; as a main feature/selling point of the periodical. Harpers, Atlantic, Time, Newsweek... No, no, no, and no. Vanity Fair is like Esquire with news.

At December 10, 2008 5:54 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

No insult to her. But running a photo of a half naked woman near any article about feminism.

Valid point.


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