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Emily Ratajkowski Slams Sexual Shaming in Lena Dunham’s Feminist Newsletter, Lenny

Emily Ratajkowski has written a powerful essay slamming the sexual shaming of women and calling for women to define their sexuality in their own terms.

In the essay, which is titled Baby Woman and published in Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter Lenny, Ratajkowski outlines her own experiences of sexual shaming from the age of 13 to present in anecdotes through growing up and becoming a model at a young age.

From being criticised for wearing what she wanted at 13, to getting “looks from men” (because that’s all her fault) and being told “you need to hide out, a girl like you, keep a low profile” by ‘concerned’ family friends, Ratajkowski has been exposed to more than her fair share of sexual shaming.


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She writes: “When I was 15, the adults in my life were concerned by my modelling at such a young age. They’d heard the horror stories of creepy middle-aged men taking advantage of young women, or agents pressuring girls to lose weight.” (more…)

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Anti-Beyonce Protest Rally Turns Into Total Beyhive Lovefest


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It’s official: everyone digs Beyoncé and all that she does. Well, everyone minus about three people who rocked up to Tuesday’s “Anti-Beyoncé Protest Rally” in New York, initiated as a stand against the “Formation” singer’s 2016 “race-baiting” Super Bowl performance.

Of the three attendees was a guy named Ariel Kohane, who pulled out any and all excuses to justify the poor turnout. “Some of us are surprised that there are only a couple of us out here today,” he told The Cut.

People display a placard outside the National Footbal League (NFL) headquarters in New York on February 16, 2016, to protest against US signer Beyonces performance at the 50th Super Bowl.

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“It is scheduled from 8 to 4 p.m.; it’s a business day. Also, the weather. The rain turned a lot of people away. You know, 6 p.m. would be a better time. Even lunch time — 12 p.m., 1 p.m.”

But time, weather or Bey’s message wasn’t an issue for the Beyhive, who came out rain, hail or shine and outnumbered the protesters completely. Yep, it somehow turned into a Pro-Beyoncé rally in the sweetest kind of coincidence.  (more…)

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Forums Object to i-D Magazine’s Lackluster Punk-Inspired Covers With Ruth Bell and Others (Forum Buzz)

There’s certainly a rebellious attitude running through fashion imagery this season with Jason Wu dramatically switching up his advertising campaign with the edgy Ruth Bell and now i-D magazine‘s latest punk-inspired covers come to light. The British title tapped Ruth for one of its four covers for Pre-Spring 2016, also throwing Fernanda Ly, Janiece Dilone and Frederikke Sofie into the mix. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti, the new kids on the block each play up i-D‘s signature wink, leaving us a little underwhelmed.

i-D Pre-Spring 2016 by Mario Sorrenti


Members of our forums were not buying it. “They could have done a better job making these ‘punk’ and Frederikke looks like she’s in pain from winking,” mocked jnobis straight away.

“Punky, edgy, rebel teens… Groundbreaking, we’ve never seen that before,” posted KateTheGreatest. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner’s Newest Magazine Cover Receives Dismal Reviews From Forum Members

Joining BFF Gigi Hadid at the newsstands this month, Kendall Jenner stars as W Korea‘s newest cover girl. The magazine is usually pretty on point when it comes to delivering original and visually stimulating covers, but our forums aren’t exactly jumping for joy over this month’s offering. To celebrate its 11th anniversary, the title tapped the Estée Lauder spokesperson to pose before the lens of Dutch photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin wearing Louis Vuitton

Per usual, our feisty forum members weren’t shy about voicing their opinions and dislike for Kendall’s modeling abilities. “Even Inez and Vinoodh can’t save Kendull. #GurlBye,” shared a less than impressed GreyVetiver immediately.

“She has the same expression on both her covers, not even the best photographers can help her,” replied KateTheGreatest in agreement. (more…)

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Misty Copeland Recreates Edgar Degas’ Iconic Ballerina Paintings for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

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Harper’s Bazaar and Misty Copeland joined forces for the perfect marriage of fashion, dance, history and art. The first black principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater’s 75-year history, Copeland recreates Edgar Degas’s famous ballerina paintings and Paris Opéra Ballet’s dancer sculptures.

The editorial, which appears in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, coincides with a new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. “Trying to re-create what Degas did was really difficult,” Copeland admits. “It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there’s movement.” She adds: “That’s what I think is so beautiful and difficult about dance too. You’re trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving.” (more…)

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Chrissy Teigen Has the Best Response Ever to Instagram Trolls Attacking Her Bikini Body

Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram critics never take a day off. They criticize her political affiliation, her Beyoncé stan-dom and even her pregnancy cravings. Now, incredibly, they’re taking aim at her bikini body. After posting a stunning image from her shoot for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, critics gathered in her comments to rail on her gorgeous frame. They picked apart her beautiful photo with such vitriol that Chrissy felt compelled to respond. (more…)