NewSocProf took this screenshot of a set of CNN headlines:


This nicely illustrates the double bind faced by women.  On the one hand, Dora underwent a makeover specifically because it is important for women and girls to present a pleasing image, lest they be called negative names or, simply, become invisible.  On the other hand, when women try to present that pleasing image, they risk being policed for doing so… hence the “skank” headline.

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