1| Stop Pretending “Sexy” and “Sexualized” Mean the Same Thing by The Mary Sue
YES, thank you. There are ways to show and appreciate the human form without resorting to gross objectification.
I repeat: nobody has a problem with you being turned on by people you find attractive. This article is not about how you perceive people; it’s about how they are presented to you…The human body is neutral, not inherently objectified just by virtue of being visible. When Olympic athletes are represented in the media, the photographers, journalists and commentators have a choice: do they show these accomplished professionals doing their thing and allow viewers to decide on their own if they find the competitors attractive, or do they choose close-ups, angles and descriptions which draw attention to attractiveness over performance?
2| What Travel Did For My Body-Image by Travelettes
I love this piece on how travel helps your body image by shifting your priorities and decreasing your opportunities to obsess over your body.
3| Alia Shawkat & Aubrey Plaza Will Play Hamilton & Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Drunk History Episode! by The Mary Sue
YESSSS, super excited to see this gender-bending, immigrant-appreciating Drunk History about Hamilton and Burr!
4| Finally, the Try Guys recreate the Ancient Olympics, and it’s AMAZING, obviously.