The Female Gaze: Moving the Spotlight

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them. What do Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence, and Crystal Renn have in common? Ashley Judd's "puffy" face drew press attention during the recent debut of her TV show, Missing—as did her smart, assertive answer to the criticism. Jennifer Lawrence, star of the hit Hunger Games movie, was repeatedly taken to task by reviewers for looking too healthy and "curvy" (a … [Read more...]

The Female Gaze: Susan B. Anthony and Me

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them. I have to hand it to those Republicans--they certainly aren't shy about getting things done. One bill after another is getting passed in state after state, and things are looking a bit more conservative all over the country. For the record, I'm not a Democrat or a Republican. In fact, most of the time I hate politics. But, as a Christian, I feel like … [Read more...]

The Female Gaze: Great Expectations

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them. Between one thing and another this week, I've been thinking a lot about this piece from Good Women Project. While I don't agree with everything in it, something about what the author said regarding self-worth sounded familiar to me. I don't struggle with a pornography habit, but I'm in love with someone who does—and whenever it makes an appearance in our … [Read more...]

The Female Gaze: After the Final Rose

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them. Has anyone else hit that phase where you don't talk to your friends about the TV shows you watch because you're worried about how unhip and bland you'll seem if you admit to actually liking TV? Maybe it's just me. Maybe it's because I watch The Bachelor. I'll admit it: The entire franchise is my ultimate guilty pleasure. Ever since I started watching (halfway … [Read more...]

The Female Gaze: He Said What?!

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them. Slut. Whore. Hoe. Skank. Slag. Slut. Ugly words. In light of Rush Limbaugh's very public outburst, maybe it's time to start a conversation about why these words still have so much power. After all, Mr. Limbaugh has made a career for himself out of being inflammatory--and, by extension, incredibly rude--so why all the outrage over this statement? Don't we … [Read more...]


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