While we have long been able to count on the folks at Glamour magazine to tell us things like, "What He's Thinking When You're Naked" or "How to Dress 10 Pounds Thinner" (two of today's most emailed articles), it appears that they would now like us to rely on them for feminist inspiration. However, I found the "American Icons" photo spread in the latest issue to be less inspiring than it was confusing and disappointing.
The spread consists of twelve up-and-coming young starlets dressed like feminist icons from the past seven decades (it is Glamour's 70th anniversary issue). You know, because it makes perfect sense for two out of four of the stars of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" to portray some of the alleged most influential women in recent history, right? Weigh in with your thoughts on the photos themselves, the motivation behind them, and suggestions as to who you would have liked to see in the photo shoot, after the jump!
Irony of the month: While the Editor’s Letter says, “Shut up and eat,” and bemoans the fact that women are always “self-surveilling” their caloric intake, the mag gives information about: “Aromatrim” products (you smell them and they make you eat less); a new diet pill; “liposhaving” (you can guess what that is).