Is feminism relevant to young people in 2017? Throughout history women have toiled for gender equality. Today we enjoy the spoils of great women who came before us. In schools, girls are outperforming boys and are more likely to get five decent GCSE’s. A third of young women go on to study at university, compared with just a quarter of men. Young people would be excused for believing the fight for equality is over. Our teens, all digital natives, have lived their entire lives surrounded by information. The internet is enhancing the movement for gender equality. ...
The only thing keeping me going is the fact the Paralympians will take center stage in Rio in just a few weeks. In attempts to boost attention, Vogue Brazil teamed up with the Paralympic committee for a photoshoot to promote the Games and draw attention to the athletes. Sounds like a great idea, right? The limbs of soap stars Cléo Pires and Paulo Vilhena were digitally altered to mimic the real bodies of Brazilian Paralympians Renato Leite and Bruninha Alexandre. I’m sorry, what?! You have beautiful, accomplished and available athletes to shoot (yes, Renito and Bruninha were on hand for the photoshoot) but you choose instead to go with imposters? Vogue Brazil’s response: some weak justification that they didn’t actually put this shoot together, they just featured it, and that this was an attempt to support the Paralympic games by bringing in famous faces.
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Photo: Selena Gomez recently wore a sexy red ensemble promoting her new movie, Transylvania 2. Her co-stars, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, on the other hand, showed up to the Cancun, Mexico photo call in sweatpants and shorts. Besides the fact that the 22-year-old seemed to be uneasy flanked by two 40-something men, it appears that her red carpet ensemble left her feeling similarly uncomfortable.