Topic announcement time!
THIS WEEK: Sexism in Halloween Costumes
It’s Halloween week which means “sexy everything” costume choices for women, slut shaming for the women who wear them, as well as a bunch of racist and culturally appropriative costumes too.
Reblog to tell us about the best/worst costumes you’ve seen this year.
NEXT WEEK: Get to know the Dames: 10 fun facts about us
On 7th November it’s our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Eeeeee!! So we thought we’d reintroduce ourselves for everyone who has joined us over the last year.
THE WEEK AFTER: Women in Politics
With the US presidential elections, the recent UK Feminista lobby of parliament and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s viral speech on misogyny we thought this would be pretty topical about now.
Remember if you’d like to make a guest vlog about 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 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.
Second 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.
Third image is of Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, stood in front of a wooden podium and leaning into a microphone as though to speak. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, is stood behind her clapping. The image is from Getty Images but was taken from CNN Politics.]