Take a look at these photos:
(h/t to The Dawn Chorus. Miranda Kerr supporting the No Tree, No Me Foundation/ koalas.)
(h/t to everyone on the feminist blogosphere on PETA’s shenanigans, in this case feministing. PETA regularly gets women to strip for vegetarianism and anti-fur campaigns.)
(Jessica Alba in a Declare Yourself campaign urging Americans to vote)
Need I say more? I don’t, but I want to anyway.
[Beauty norms. These women are all thin, white (or whitened) and conventionally attractive. The whole “Women are restrained, and isn’t that so terrible AND SEXY?” with a side serving of “We’re not normalising or sexualising violence against women, it’s for a cause!” In the case of the Miranda Kerr shoot, buying a magazine as a bulwark against the guilt of not actually doing anything. The mindset behind these ideas. All of them boil down to, “Look at the pretty woman. You do good thing, you get to fuck her.” This may actually work in the short term, but in the long term all it does is emphasis women’s status as the one who gets fucked.]