It’s Feminist Blog Carnival day!
I know, you could hardly sleep last night with excitement. (I too could hardly sleep because I was busy reading through the many, many awesome submissions. And also excited.)
Thanks so much to everyone who sent in work. We’ve got a lot of amazing-ness here, so I’m just going to dive right in. Start clicking!
On working in the beauty business:
Karen Greco of BeautyOlogy says dismissing the work of beauty professionals wouldn’t be so easy to do if the industry employed mainly men in Sexism on the Front Lines: A Beautician Bites Back.
Jamie Silberberger of The AFA Blog talks about how to get a more socially responsible mani-pedi in Why We Must Protect Nail Salon Workers From the Toxic Trio.
On accepting your body:
On beauty advertising:
On LGBT beauty:
On beauty and consumerism:
Heather Wood Rudulph of Sirens discusses Is Selling Our Bodies a Last Resort or a First Instinct?
On Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty (Um, you’ll recall, I had strong feelings on this one myself):
On other beauty/pop culture stuff:
fbomb reassures us that televised gender stereotypes are being enforced on both sides of the pond with Ladette to Lady: How to be an Acceptable Human Being.
On beauty and weddings:
Sara of 2000dollarwedding on finding meaning in your wedding dress (beyond how hot you look) in Postcard #1: The Embroidered Wedding Dress. (Also, if you’re in the thick of wedding/beauty madness right this minute, check out her Letter to the Bride for a delightful dose of sanity.)
And now, off-topic, but just so you know what else feminists are up to these days:
Thanks for joining me for this edition of the Feminist Carnival! If you loved it (of course you did) be sure to submit to the next edition of the carnival here. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.