Media tagged Femininity

Ludacris - Money-Maker Ft. Pharrell

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This video from rapper Ludacris was released in 2006, and the song peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 music charts. Throughout the video, Ludacris and Pharrell are surrounded by dancing women in mini-dresses; the men flash $100 bills as they call on the women to “shake their moneymaker”.

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Lupita Nyong’o Speech at Black Women in Hollywood

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At the 2014 Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Lupita Nyong’o was honored for her breakthrough performance in the 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave. In her acceptance speech, she talks about Black beauty and media representation, growing up being teased for her dark skin and praying to God for a lighter shade, and how her self-perception changed when Sudanese British supermodel Alek Wek came on the international scene. She closes her speech encouraging girls and women to focus on compassion and “the deeper business of being beautiful inside.”

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Madonna - At 34, Defends Her Future Self

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This interview clip with Madonna comes from the mid-1990s. At 34, the pop star spoke about the problem of “ageism”, the constraints on women's sexuality as they age, and the tendency of society to put women “out to pasture” once they hit 40 years of age.

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Max Factor-Eye Candy

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This is an ad for Max Factor, a cosmetics brand, and their ‘Eye Candy’ collection which debuted in 2006. Carmen Electra – a glamour model and actress who got her first break when she was photographed in Playboy magazine – models the makeup, sporting bright pink and purple eyeshadow and opening her mouth in a sexually evocative manner. The term "eye candy" generally describes something that is attractive or pleasing to the eye.

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Maxim-Cure a Feminist

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In November 2003, Maxim Magazine, an international male-centric entertainment publication, put out an article in their "How To" section entitled "Cure a Feminist." It came complete with a 4-step process on how to turn an "unshaven, militant, protesting vegan into an actual girl!" It also contained a pictorial progression of girls going from clothed ("feminist") to half-naked ("actual girl"). The text gives advice to men about how to date or bed a "feminist," giving tips on how to ask interesting questions that would interest feminists. It also tells men how to "teach" the girl they are dating to be more "moderate than the combat-boot variety" of feminists by giving her some options to "think differently."

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