Although they may have made her felt powerful and sexy after having her baby, the actual images are inherently racist and problematic within the scope of both feminism and racism.
Vogue wrote an article about how big booties are becoming an “in” thing, thanks to Kim Kardashian. Black women everywhere roared with laughter.
So why should Kim be shamed for being famous on TV? Isn’t that the way a ton of folks get famous now?
Whether it was art reflecting the sign of the times, or, as Vogue intends and has always intended, stamping a self-fulfilling prophecy by labeling what would then come to be, it’s true.
The $10K isn’t the problem, Lena isn’t the problem, Jezebel isn’t the problem, Vogue isn’t the problem. We are the problem.
Lena Dunham may be atypical of the standard image that Vogue serves up, but that does not mean that she cannot be fashionable and stylish and on trend.
Some people think that putting a model in blackface is a way of paying homage to the beauty of brown bodies. Well, we are beautiful! So how can it be offensive when it’s supposed to be uplifting?
A fashion blog is an open door, while certain fashion magazines feel like impassable velvet ropes, doors slammed in your face.
The joke is as benign as the periodic announcement I make that I am straight for Steve Buscemi. It does no violence to gay people that Jeffrey Eugenides made a clumsily delivered tongue and cheek aside that sort of implies we would be straight if the opposite sex was hotter.
You’re ignoring the Murphy’s Law of Hair which comes into play whenever you have a significant event — wedding, high school graduation, first date — that requires good hair. The law states, and I quote, “Verily on dates of import, whatever you want your hair to do, it will do the opposite.”