Topic: controversy

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

While there’s been a lot of talk about the absence of women of color on catwalks, there’s been precious little progress. Agonizing, incremental progress. Black girls are still given token slots on runways (usually two, at most) and the same goes for Asian women. When multiple black girls are cast, it’s often as a statement–like, for example, when Alber Elbaz sent a troop of black models clad in tropical prints down Lanvin’s Spring 2011 runway. As a finale. More »

Feminists Protest Australia’s Next Top Model Selfie Contest Because It Encourages Sexting, Creeping

Feminists Protest Australia's Next Top Model Selfie Contest Because It Encourages Sexting, Creeping

What’s the worst thing you can think of to say about selfies? That they encourage our young people to spend too much time making duck face and not enough working to bring about world peace? How about the fact that they’re providing heaps upon heaps of jerk-off material to pedophiles the world over, and also that they legitimize teen sexting? More »