In this 2010 video for her single “Pretty Girl Rock,” pop and R&B singer Keri Hilson delivers a message about being proud of one’s beauty. She transitions through a series of costumes, demonstrating the dominant popular music and fashion styles through various eras from American history. From the flashy headpieces of the 1920s to the sateen pajama suits of the 1990s, Hilson repeats the same refrain: “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful.”
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."
Teen star Miley Cyrus came to fame as a family-friendly Disney character in “Hannah Montana”. As time progressed, she began to cultivate a more adult and sexualized image, like famous pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera before, as well as Selena Gomez and many more after. The release of this video in 2010 was the biggest signal that Cyrus was ready to break from her “good girl” Disney image. Sporting teased hair and dark bird wings, she calls herself the “rarest creature on earth, in captivity for the first time”, before she breaks free from the cage in a skimpy leotard, singing, “I can’t be tamed/I can’t be blamed/I can’t be changed.”
This chart was produced by the OpEd Project as part of their 2012 Byline Report. The Byline Report provides an analysis of the race and gender of contributors in major newsmedia publications, with an aim to "track the ideas and individuals that are most influential - shaping public opinion and policy, driving resources and talent, and assigning meaning to the world, in our national and global public conversation." This particular chart focuses on the gender of contributors in major "Legacy Media" (NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal) on different topics of interest. Women are charted in blue, men are charted in orange.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, have been awarded annually since 1929 for excellence in film. The Oscars are generally seen as the most prestigious award in the film industry, televised live in more than 100 different countries and watched by approximately 40 million people in the United States alone. But who decides who actually gets to take home an Oscar? This infographic was produced by the LA Times as part of an investigation into the age, race and gender demographics of the nearly 6,000 people who vote for the Oscars. The results show that the Academy Awards voters are overwhelmingly white, mostly male and a majority are over the age of 60.