This image is from Allie Brosh-and it’s been memed to death.
Some links y’all have sent me this week:
- Nivea’s “White Is Purity” ad. Yep, they did that. Seth Meyers covers the debacle.
- The way that discourses shape bodies (and demand their conformity in particular ways) is co-extensive with the way that those same discourses shape places. I.e. check out this critique of a travel writing piece on Hawai’i, which includes the line, “The 50th state has always seemed to me a meretricious luxury product whose visitors bring happiness with them in the form of money.” You know, it’s just vain, wants your money, and the attractiveness is absolutely inauthentic. Sound familiar?
- Check out Mona Haydar’s “Hijabi: Wrap My Hijab“
- Ballet and colorism.