Questioning the Authenticity of Feminist Brands
Last month, businessman Alan Martofel has confronted by the employees of his company, Feminist Apparel, after Marotfel was accused of being an admitted sexual abuser to women. They asked him to resign his position and he, in turn, laid off his company’s entire workforce. Feminist Apparel is a case study in the cynicism with which businesses have begun to approach the real, abstract, human concerns of their potential customers that have nothing to do with individual purchase choices. Let Feminist Apparel be a cautionary tale: Do brands have the capacity for ideology beyond capitalism? Is there such thing as a true feminist company?
Read more on Racked | Image: @feministapparel on Instagram
The Mulleavy sisters are known for bringing themes from art history, literature, and pop culture into their fashion pieces, blurring the lines between contemporary art and fashion.
What once seemed to be an anti-romantic musical comedy full of cliches—with the main character leaving behind her life in New York to follow her ex to West Covina, California—turned out to be a surprisingly feminist TV show. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s fourth and final season premiered last month.
The project titled “Cats Calling Back” depicts illustrations with narratives provided by victims of sexual harassment.
A part of life that happens to half the population is often degraded and looked at with disgust. With menstruation art on social media, periods and period blood can become even more normalized in our world.
In her new book, In Therapy: How Conversations with Psychotherapists Really Work, Susie Orbach explains how the pressures are much worse than could ever be imagined in the 1970s. Currently, Orbach has been working on a year-long international campaign to force major companies to remove ads that target girls as young as six for cosmetic procedures.