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Thursday
Aug072014

Olivia Wilde's Glamour Breastfeeding Photo: What's the Point?

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It is World Breastfeeding Week and Glamour magazine released its September 2014 issue with series of photos of Olivia Wilde. The photos feature Wilde in a diner. In some photos she has her baby with her and in others she is alone. One photo, a glamourous breastfeeding picture, shows Wilde sitting in a booth nursing her naked diaperless baby. Does this image help normalize breastfeeding or promote the commodification of mother-child moments?

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Tuesday
Aug062013

Back to School = Back to Gender Roles

It is officially 'back to school' season in the media and consumer worlds. Unfortunately, this year (as with many years) it is being used as an opportunity to reinforce old gender roles and stereotypes. This time, courtesy of The Children's Place, Canadian Living and random people on twitter.

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