Topic: Magazine

Surprise! Vogue’s ‘Health Initiative’ Covers Aren’t So Body Positive

Surprise! Vogueâs âHealth Initiativeâ Covers Arenât So Body Positive

In honor of their new Health Initiative (i.e. to stop knowingly featuring anorexic models), all June issues of Vogue were themed around healthy living—a valiant effort that you’d have no idea they were making, judging by the thin supermodels covering all but two of their 19 international editions.

Oh wait, Kate Moss is holding a ROPE! Like an strong athletic woman! My bad. More »

Vogue’s Olympic Issue: Celebrating Male Athletes and Female…Models

Vogueâs Olympic Issue: Celebrating Male Athletes and Femaleâ¦Models

Vogue‘s June issue is a special Olympic-themed issue, devoted to celebrating the athletes with shoots like Annie Leibowitz‘s “Country Strong” and Bruce Weber‘s “Wonder Women.” But from the cover–which features Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte flanked by Hope Solo and Serena Williams—to the shoots, it’s hard not to notice how strongly the issue glorifies male athletes…and female models. Not only are the female athletes given far less ink (each male athlete gets two photos, while the female athletes each get one), but the photos chosen for the magazine practically try to hide them beneath giant props and vast expanses of sky, while model Karlie Kloss gets far more attention for posing languidly beside America’s top male Olympic hopefuls in designer clothing. More »