Exploring being female (for that's what we are) in a world of media myths, publishing incompetence, and marketing madness -- as well as the female submission and subscription to those messages.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dear Cosmo, I Hate You

I told you there were far more than 13 reasons to hate Cosmo...

Here's one which I just know will send Jaynie sputtering and the feathers flying *wink*

And will someone please explain just where the hell we are supposed to wear outfits like this?

This one is counter-intuitive to bodily comfort:

Even if I can believe that there's a club someplace where I wouldn't get laughed at for wearing this, I'm pretty sure that I'll get too hot in that jacket and removing it will also remove the very "structured look" the lingerie pieces were supposed to "soften".

And as if that outfit weren't confusing enough, this one is so mixed signals I can only imagine you wear it while interviewing submissives:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Your Figure (1923)

"Has Charm Only as You Are Fully Developed" -- and, apparently, only with "bust pads and ruffles."

I also find this rather interesting as it's an ad from Beautiful Womanhood, November, 1923, which would make curves on the way out with the sleek flapper look.

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