The Fairest of Them All: Selfie Culture, Gendered Vanity, and Art

In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries declared “selfie” as its word of the year, rocketing the colloquialism into common usage. The word, which is defined as “a photographic self-portrait; esp. one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media,” is unique in its dependency on modern technology—its use explicitly relies on the ability for information to… Continue reading The Fairest of Them All: Selfie Culture, Gendered Vanity, and Art

Intersectional Feminism: Privilege, Social Media, and Popular Culture

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” – Flavia Dzodan Intersectional feminism can be described simply as feminist theory that examines the ways in which different systems of oppression are intrinsically connected, specifically in relation to gender. It examines the relationship between sexism and the other oppressive institutions of racism, homophobia, transphobia,… Continue reading Intersectional Feminism: Privilege, Social Media, and Popular Culture