The Lifecycle of a Woman [as a Commodity]

They start us young. The manufacturing stage. We are small. Impressionable. Ideal for conditioning. They give us Barbie dolls. Plastic babies. Makeshift kitchens. They dress us in pink sparkles and dainty little slippers. “How pretty,” they say. Then, the word teen. It comes so fast. We are ready for distribution. The attention is fierce. It […]

“Cuties”: Outrage or Opportunity?

Every so often, a bold artistic endeavor emerges that is courageous enough to ask the question: “Do parents actually know what their kids are up to?” If you were a teenager growing up in the nineties, you probably remember one of these valiant gestures presented in the form of a film called Kids. Kids stirred […]