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So, I’m trying to decide how much this photo is a brilliant slam on the GOP or it’s just a gratuitous bit of sexism. If the target of the piece (and the headline) was the party and its war on women and reproductive rights, that would be one thing. Instead however, the focus is Republican women themselves. That being the case, isn’t the photo just taking the opportunity to cast GOP females, at least the younger set, are just a bunch of air heads looking to go shopping and get their hair done? (…Or perhaps there’s supposed to be a little more subtlety between the dumb blondes and the brunette who’s more dialed in?)

 

via: Republican Women Play Down Social Issues (NYT)


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So, I’m trying to decide how much this photo is a brilliant slam on the GOP or it’s just a gratuitous bit of sexism. If the target of the piece (and the headline) was the party and its war on women and reproductive rights, that would be one thing. Instead however, the focus is Republican women themselves. That being the case, isn’t the photo just taking the opportunity to cast GOP females, at least the younger set, are just a bunch of air heads looking to go shopping and get their hair done? (…Or perhaps there’s supposed to be a little more subtlety between the dumb blondes and the brunette who’s more dialed in?)

via: Republican Women Play Down Social Issues (NYT)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Cultured banner on Congressman Todd “legit rape” Akin’s website a blatant contradiction of the man’s tasteless bigotry. But then, you don’t find a woman in any of these Tom Sawyer-ish frontier fantasies, now do you? 

(photo: Todd Akin Congressional Website.)

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Cultured banner on Congressman Todd “legit rape” Akin’s website a blatant contradiction of the man’s tasteless bigotry. But then, you don’t find a woman in any of these Tom Sawyer-ish frontier fantasies, now do you?

(photo: Todd Akin Congressional Website.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Looks like a ticket. …And quite a rebuttal to war on women.

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with Sandra Fluke during an election campaign rally at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colorado, August 8, 2012. Fluke is an attorney and women’s rights activist who became a national figure during the debate over the administration’s contraception mandate.)

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Looks like a ticket. …And quite a rebuttal to war on women.

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with Sandra Fluke during an election campaign rally at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colorado, August 8, 2012. Fluke is an attorney and women’s rights activist who became a national figure during the debate over the administration’s contraception mandate.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The role of women in high places remains blurry.

via: MSNBC

(photo: Andy Wong / AP caption: Tea party
Hostesses walk past delegates after filling their tea cups during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.)

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The role of women in high places remains blurry.

via: MSNBC

(photo: Andy Wong / AP caption: Tea party Hostesses walk past delegates after filling their tea cups during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
What with State houses across the country legislating transvaginal ultrasounds, it feels cruel (if not unusual) to see the right-wing “concealed carry” crowd evoking rape as a symbol of public, not to mention, female empowerment. (If you missed it, see yellow sign.)
via:The Charlotte Observer
(photo: Seth Perlman/APcaption: Illinois gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Springfield, Ill.)
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What with State houses across the country legislating transvaginal ultrasounds, it feels cruel (if not unusual) to see the right-wing “concealed carry” crowd evoking rape as a symbol of public, not to mention, female empowerment. (If you missed it, see yellow sign.)

via:The Charlotte Observer

(photo: Seth Perlman/APcaption: Illinois gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Springfield, Ill.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Sexist shot-of-the-day.

via:Gawker


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Sexist shot-of-the-day.

via:Gawker

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Bag’s Take-Away:

With Limbaugh in the headlines for misogyny, calling a Georgetown law student a slut and a prostitute for defending medical insurance coverage for contraception, I thought: surely Rush can’t be that screwed up when it comes to women, can he? For an alternate view, I sought out the best visual evidence I could find illuminating how Rush could actually subsume himself to, and honor a woman. The photos I’m drawing from come from an twenty photo online photo album on Rush’s Facebook site, posted a-year-and-a-half ago, titled: “Rush & Kathryn’s Wedding.”

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(photo: Donna Newman )

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With Limbaugh in the headlines for misogyny, calling a Georgetown law student a slut and a prostitute for defending medical insurance coverage for contraception, I thought: surely Rush can’t be that screwed up when it comes to women, can he? For an alternate view, I sought out the best visual evidence I could find illuminating how Rush could actually subsume himself to, and honor a woman. The photos I’m drawing from come from an twenty photo online photo album on Rush’s Facebook site, posted a-year-and-a-half ago, titled: “Rush & Kathryn’s Wedding.”

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(photo: Donna Newman )

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Tara Godvin at TIME finds marvellous pic I missed from House contraception fiasco. That story’s got legs!

via: TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24

(photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times / Redux caption: Catholic Bishop William Lori and the Rev. Matthew Harrison testify before a House committee on the Obama administration’s contraceptive policy for employees at religious institutions in Washington, Feb. 16, 2012.)



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Bag’s Take-Away:

Tara Godvin at TIME finds marvellous pic I missed from House contraception fiasco. That story’s got legs!

via: TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24

(photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times / Redux caption: Catholic Bishop William Lori and the Rev. Matthew Harrison testify before a House committee on the Obama administration’s contraceptive policy for employees at religious institutions in Washington, Feb. 16, 2012.)

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What makes the TIME “Person of the Year” cover as good as it is?
1. It’s a woman! —  because the protests have also been phenomenal on gender terms … and speaking truth to testosterone.
2. …And, how often has a woman even been TIME’s “Person of the Year?” (Or, “Man of the Year,” till ‘99. More below.)
3. She’s threatening but she’s not. (Eyes vs. mask. Left eye vs. right eye.)
4. It’s truly international. If she pulls for Middle Eastern, the background skews heavily domestic. But then, we’re a melting pot, right?
5. TIME gets to do the “You” choice again, but this time — nothing like some hard times to put a dent in the narcissism — it’s all about “us.”
6. The design, especially the graphical inlay in the kerchief, riffs off TIME’s Shepard Fairey’s Obama HOPE 2008 Person of the Year cover. The take-away: Obama has lost the spark and the message to the kids and the street.
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Update: A few people have asked how I know it’s a woman. I also think part of the cleverness of the cover is that the figure might be a male. One reason is that the illustration skews so strongly female, including the two figures inset in the kerchief (forehead and bottom, center) and the figure top right just off the hat. The most definitive graphic signifier, however, are the eyelashes.
Note on TIME’s “women of the year”: If I’ve got my math right, I count only 3 identifiable “women of the year” out of the 84 selections, the last being Corazon Aquino in ‘86. Of course, this year’s cover is “generic,” similar to how women, more lately, have been included as part of a group, if in an more token way (including “Bill Gates’ wife” as 3rd wheel in ‘05, or the woman soldier in ‘03. Otherwise, “women of the year” have been given the nod as part of their own group — see “The Whistleblowers” in ‘02 or “Women of the Year” in ‘75. This link has the collection in one tidy place. (illustration credit: Shepard Fairey)
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What makes the TIME “Person of the Year” cover as good as it is?

1. It’s a woman! — because the protests have also been phenomenal on gender terms … and speaking truth to testosterone.

2. …And, how often has a woman even been TIME’s “Person of the Year?” (Or, “Man of the Year,” till ‘99. More below.)

3. She’s threatening but she’s not. (Eyes vs. mask. Left eye vs. right eye.)

4. It’s truly international. If she pulls for Middle Eastern, the background skews heavily domestic. But then, we’re a melting pot, right?

5. TIME gets to do the “You” choice again, but this time — nothing like some hard times to put a dent in the narcissism — it’s all about “us.”

6. The design, especially the graphical inlay in the kerchief, riffs off TIME’s Shepard Fairey’s Obama HOPE 2008 Person of the Year cover. The take-away: Obama has lost the spark and the message to the kids and the street.

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Update: A few people have asked how I know it’s a woman. I also think part of the cleverness of the cover is that the figure might be a male. One reason is that the illustration skews so strongly female, including the two figures inset in the kerchief (forehead and bottom, center) and the figure top right just off the hat. The most definitive graphic signifier, however, are the eyelashes.

Note on TIME’s “women of the year”: If I’ve got my math right, I count only 3 identifiable “women of the year” out of the 84 selections, the last being Corazon Aquino in ‘86. Of course, this year’s cover is “generic,” similar to how women, more lately, have been included as part of a group, if in an more token way (including “Bill Gates’ wife” as 3rd wheel in ‘05, or the woman soldier in ‘03. Otherwise, “women of the year” have been given the nod as part of their own group — see “The Whistleblowers” in ‘02 or “Women of the Year” in ‘75. This link has the collection in one tidy place. (illustration credit: Shepard Fairey)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Talk about the glass cieling… Profiling the most powerful women in business — worldwide — you’re telling me FORTUNE couldn’t come up with a real face??? Hold onto your handbag!

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Talk about the glass cieling… Profiling the most powerful women in business — worldwide — you’re telling me FORTUNE couldn’t come up with a real face??? Hold onto your handbag!

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Tags #gender    #magazine covers    #FORTUNE magazine    #women    #news    #business    #media