Happy Sunday everyone! Here’s this week’s topic announcement:
THIS WEEK: Breast Cancer Awareness and Pinkwashing
- Seen any recent examples of companies exploiting “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” to sell pink crap? Or alternatively a great campaign that actually does promote awareness or raise funds for research or patient support. Reblog to let us know!
NEXT WEEK: Sexism in Halloween Costumes
- Expect rage over the limited choice of “Sexy Everything” costumes for women, sexualisation of young girls, slut shaming, prude shaming and costume based racism.
THE WEEK AFTER: It’s our one year anniversary!
- On 7th November 2011 Holly-Rae put up our first ever video. It’s been an AMAZING first year so we’ll probably be looking back over that and maybe re-introducing ourselves to everyone who’s joined us more recently.
As ever if you’d like to make a guest video on these or any other topic then please click here for more info how and let us know!
- Becca x
[See under the cut for image descriptions]
[First image is a colour cartoon of two people looking at a freshly painted banner. The banner reads “Breast Awareness Month” with a pink ribbon drawn to the left of the text. The caption underneath the cartoon says “You forgot a word!”. Original source unknown, image taken from this article: http://bit.ly/XfuFaf.
Second image is a black and white cartoon showing two children in a store looking at halloween costumes for “boys” and costumes for “girls”. The boys side features costumes for “Dracula”, “Superhero” and “Ninja”. The girls side features costumes for “Sexy Nurse”, “Sexy Witch”, “Sexy Bunny”, “Sexy Vampire”, “Sexy Fairy” and “Sexy Cat”. The cartoon is drawn by Andy Marlette.
Third image is of Those Pesky Dames, five young women, grouped together. From left to right is Holly-Rae (Tuesday vlogger), Jenn (Thursday vlogger), Becca (Monday vlogger), Subi (Wednesday vlogger) with Emily (Friday vlogger) crouched in front.]