"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Fat a Lot of Good: fat photography

The Hathor Legacy: Two and a Half Men, Men, Men, Men, Manly Men

Sociological Images: A Sociology of Dirt

Jezebel: Photoshop Horrors Hall of Shame: 2000-2009

Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: Moving Yet Sloppy Portrayal of a Harlem Girl: My Review of Precious (Spoilers)
(This post is a couple of weeks old, but it's new to me and too good not to include.)


Unapologetically Mundane said...

I have a real problem with the Photoshop post. On one hand, it's better that I know those aren't real humans, because when I pass insanely beautiful women on ads, I can say to myself, "Don't feel bad! She doesn't look like that, either." But on the other hand, we know this is happening and aren't doing anything to demand change, and no matter how many times I tell myself not to feel bad, I still do.

Tracey said...

It helps me to know that some of the celebrities in those photos were outwardly vocal about how unhappy they were with the changes, and it's made news. I doubt we'll see the magazines choosing to ease up on the Photoshop, but maybe the people whose images they're manipulating can do a better job of negotiating for photos that actually look like them.