Holy Mule-y, and other ugly shoes taking over the world

  (Image: Adriana Gastelum via Lookbook) In my eyes, mules were the call cry of a woman stuck in the 90’s, or otherwise seen filling the racks at op-shops. They were opened-toe, backless, chunky but surprisingly low heeled monstrosities donned by the most fashionable icons of the time. And now, in keeping with the ‘what…

MEDIA MUSINGS: #FBRape – Rape OK, Elbows not tolerated

Published Media Musings (31/5/13) This week, three feminists took on Facebook and won. With 1.11 billion users, and 50 million pages, the internet juggernaut were forced to make an apology and update their screening policy, after three women started a campaign against them. A round of applause, ladies, for Jaclyn Friedman from Women, Action & the Media…

MEDIA MUSINGS: The early bird catches the wrong worm

Published on Media Musings (24/5/13) Twitter has become the maker and breaker of news. Its immediacy, its wide-spread audience, its pace and simplicity, all lend itself to being a one-stop shop for the latest happenings in the world. A problem occurs, however, when the need to tweet first else becomes a priority over checking facts.…

MEDIA MUSINGS: When should the media zip their lip?

Published on Media Musings (17/5/13) The media have a responsibility to inform and protect the public from bad politics, natural disasters, and economic downfalls. They may wander to celebrity hook up’s and break-ups from time to time, but they know where their real job lies. This week, however, the media’s broadcasting of the 3D printable…