PinUp Grrrls?

A selection of articles, blog posts, etc. that explore how feminism relates to the pinup girl now and way back when.
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Even though she starts with a "Webster's Dictionary defines...", this author's intriguing perspective of pinups being just as capable of being feminist as films, music, and other male-dominated (both in production and consumption) art forms. They are about exaggeration, usually of sexuality or femininity, neither of which are anti-feminist notions, whatever the pinups original intent. She also maintains that it differs from piece to piece and many subversive pinups can be easily found.

Is the Pin-Up Feminist?

Even though she starts with a "Webster's Dictionary defines...", this author's intriguing perspective of pinups being just as capable of being feminist as films, music, and other male-dominated (both in production and consumption) art forms. They are about exaggeration, usually of sexuality or femininity, neither of which are anti-feminist notions, whatever the pinups original intent. She also maintains that it differs from piece to piece and many subversive pinups can be easily found.

A great reading list if I ever want to get really in-depth (like 7 200+pg titles in-depth) on the topic.

A great reading list if I ever want to get really in-depth (like 7 titles in-depth) on the topic.

A law blog (not by Bob Loblaw) quotes various sources seeing modern pinups as emblematic of third-wave feminists embracing their sexuality and pinups old and new as a celebration of female beauty, regardless of cultural context.

A law blog (not by Bob Loblaw) quotes various sources seeing modern pinups as emblematic of third-wave feminists embracing their sexuality and pinups old and new as a celebration of female beauty, regardless of cultural context.

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Examination of a controversial recent Bic razor ad that was pulled in Canada due to petitioning. Author maintains that doing so was unnecessary since this isn't the 50's, you can be sexy without being a sex object, and vintage is in.

Examination of a controversial recent Bic razor ad that was pulled in Canada due to petitioning. Author maintains that doing so was unnecessary since this isn't the you can be sexy without being a sex object, and vintage is in.

The author uses the recent popularity of Hilda, the Plus-Sized PinUp, to discuss the oversexualization of women as it relates to race and body type, but more importantly, how pinups are inherently sexist and that this cannot be changed or co-opted by even the most empowered of ladies.

Being too skinny really is unattractive. A healthy, curvy, glowing body is so beautiful. I don't care what "society" thinks.


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