Nah Fique Triste, Brazil

Brazil is not having a good week. After a humiliating defeat at the hands feet of Germany, Brazilians are left to pick up the tab for the big party. The World Cup brought tens of thousands of tourists to Brazil, but with a price tag over 11 billion dollars, persistent protests, rampant sexual harassment in the streets and now an L before the finals, no wonder fans look like this.

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Perhaps Brazilians designer Carol Rosetti could make them feel a bit better. Carol has been inking some great illustrations that aim to help people feel less funky about themselves.

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These delightful drawings go beyond assuring women that they are okay. Her clever script reminds us not to overlook but embrace all the parts of who we are.

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The positive messages may help sad Brazilians feel a bit better, and maybe help remind their fellow countrymen that a woman’s body is not your blank canvas.

Look What A Little Plastic Surgery Can Do For You

Barbie has been the image of femininity for decades, and for most of those decades, women have fretted over the unrealistic image that she presents to young girls.  Many have taken up the charge to make a better doll and Nikolay Lamm is one of them.  Meet his latest creation: Lammily.

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Lammily is Barbie with a little more plastic.  Instead of Barbies spurious specs, Lammily is modeled on the CDC’s  measurements of an average  19-year old girl.

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You can see that she is a sight different from Barbie when the prototype is compared in the pic below. She may be bigger, but not the monster that many young women feel  their average body makes them.

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Love it?  Support it.  The doll will be ready for purchase by November. Hope they come in different shades….

Barbie and Honey Badger Don’t Give a Shit

Barbie, like honey badger,  is rocking a body-con black and white suit and just doesn’t give a shit.  Here’s Barbie appearing in the 2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

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Before you say that Barbie is a horrible role model for young girls, and that those legs are no kind of real, know that Barbie doesn’t give a shit about your opinion of her.  Mattel says, “as a legend herself, and under criticism about her body and how she looks, posing in ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are, celebrate what they have done, and be unapologetic.”   I think she doesn’t care about your opinion because she is a molded piece of plastic that has no brain or emotions.  The honey badger, on the other hand, doesn’t give a shit because he’s pretty bad-ass