Why pin-ups don’t actually empower women

When women fight to end negative media representations of women in contemporary culture, yet still circulate vintage images of white, female, pin-ups, they’re missing how the culture surrounding vintage pin-up girls largely informs the sexism that we’re trying to fight today.

This is what happens when we only focus on the individual and not the system that conditions the individual.

Click here to read the rest of this excellent article by Aphrodite Kocięda at Feminist Current.

If I had a dollar for every creepy liberal dude who loves pin-ups and insists that they are feminist,  I’d be filthy stinking rich.