Category: Beauty Pageanting
Missed: Mrs America?
Wednesday night saw the TV series Mrs America hit our screen in the UK. The series dramatises, more than documents the path of second-wave feminism in the United States. The initial episode centres around Phyllis Schlafly, played by the Hollywood great: Cate Blanchette. Schlafly, a staunch anti-feminist who lead the fight against the Equal Rights…
Alison Little1950’s, Abortion, Beauty Pageanting, Conflict, Conquering, Consentual Sex, Degrading, Depression, Domesticity, Family, Female Icons, Feminism, fiction, Gloria Steinem, House Wife, Leg over, Morality, Mother, No Sex, Non-consensual sex, Phyllis Schlafly, Relationships, Religious Controlling Mechanism, Second Wave Feminism, Seventies, Sex, Sexual Freedom, Sexual Parteners, The Sixties, Uncategorized
Barbie Must Die!
The top 10 reasons why Barbie must die and be with us no longer. 10 Goes out with Ken. 9 Drives very slow cars. 8 A bit too fond of Pink! 7 Delicate and brakes easily. 6 Does nothing other than leisure activities. 5 Injection moulded, resulting in her looking like every other injection…
I must be Miss Liverpool!
I must be Miss Liverpool! We are seated, lined up, eventually at the final of Miss Liverpool. The seats of the room arched around, judges desks empty for now. They have demobbed to a side room, making the final, ultimate, life-changing decision. I must be Miss Liverpool! It’s taken me four years to get here,…
Alison LittleAlder Hey, Alter Ego, Barbie, Beauty, Beauty Pageanting, Celebrity Culture, Conflict, Conquering, Degrading, Delluded, Disorder, Domineering, End of Innocence, False, Female Icons, Flash Fiction, Grafton Rooms, West Derby Road, Light Night Liverpool, Liverpool, Miss Liverpool, re-coil, Reading, Self pity, Sick, Sinful, Uncategorized, WAG, Want to be WAG, Women’s Right
Do we need a Miss Liverpool?
The ritualistic process of crowning a Miss Liverpool is an annual event in the city of Liverpool. Initially, relating to the ancient custom of Marriage, the ball-like gown paraded by the contestants often being the traditional white. The notion of a maiden passing of age is also conjured up by the generation of the contestants,…
Alison LittleAmerican Dream, Beauty, Beauty Pageanting, Casual Sex, Celebrity Culture, Child Pageanting, Croxteth Hall Park, Degrading, Female Icons, Germaine Geer, Grafton Rooms, West Derby Road, Leisure time, Liverpool, Male gaze, Miss Liverpool, Morality, Photography, Plus Size, Prostitution, Rape and Sexual Violence, Same Sex Relationships, Sexualization of Children, Social Roles, Uncategorized, Violation, Virginity