As mentioned in one of my recent posts, I am starting an online campaign to stop Sanrio from making girl-harming products. I love Hello Kitty, but I find some of her recent products to be harmful to girls. The “I am as heavy as three apples!” collection may convince girls to discuss their weights with each other, and the “Head of the Class” make-up collection ad teaches girls that beauty is more important than brains.
These products upset me, so I have decided to start an online petition to ask Sanrio to stop making girl-harming products. Before I make the petition though, I would like to see if anyone agrees that these products are harmful.
I would really appreciate it if you kitties would answer this survey. It would make my day!
The url is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/59BCXX3
Another great survey:
When it comes to evaluating the Olympics from a feminist standpoint, I am not going to focus on the negative. I’m not even going to look at the positive and the negative. I am only going to look at the positive.
The London games marked the first time in history that every country brought women. Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia made this possible. One of my favorite moments from the games was watching Wojdan Shaherkani, the first female Olympian from Saudi Arabia, compete in judo.
Female firsts happened for the US as well. For the first time in history, the US brought more women to the games then men. And majority ruled. US Women won 29 out of 46 gold medals.
Here’s a list of my other favorite feminist moments from the games:
1. Kayla Harrison became the first person from the US to win gold in judo.
2. Jessica Ennis wins gold for the home team in heptathalon.
3. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings three-peat their gold in beach volleyball.
4. The US Women’s basketball team wins gold for the fifth time in a row. Another first!
5. Gabby Douglas becomes the first … Read more
As many of you already know, I am a social action representative for Miss Representation. My newest social rep project is to start an online campaign that works to end sexist media. I have decided to take on Sanrio and their sexist Hello Kitty products. I think that this campaign is perfect for The Feminist Feline because it urges one of the world’s favorite felines to stop its girl-harming products.
I recently wrote a post about Hello Kitty’s “I am as heavy as three apples!” collection. In the post I discussed about how the collection promotes unhealthy weight aspirations for young girls:
Whether or not Sanrio meant to inform consumers of Hello Kitty’s slim physique, this product teaches girls that it’s okay to discuss weight with one another. I’m not trying to say that weight is a taboo topic, but one’s weight is personal. When we start discussing it with our friends, we get competitive. It’s inevitable. And it’s this weight competition that perpetuates society’s obsession with being skinny. – The Feminist Feline, July 12, 2012
I came across another sexist Hello Kitty collection while browsing through the Miss Representation twitter page.
Mubnii said it perfectly. The … Read more