What Happens to Boudoir When We Banish the Male Gaze

What Happens to Boudoir When We Banish the Male Gaze

We at Catalyst want to celebrate bodies of all types, and for folks that are queer, trans, and genderfluid or non-binary, these bride-centric ideas of femininity that have come with bridal boudoir simply don’t apply. That doesn’t mean we want to banish boudoir. Quite the contrary, in fact. We want to see it reclaimed.

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How to Succeed at Weddings by Admitting Their Sexist Failures: Musings from The Feminist Bride

How to Succeed at Weddings by Admitting Their Sexist Failures: Musings from The Feminist Bride

Yearning for a successful wedding or to at least not get kicked out of more than one wedding party, I started studying how to be a bride and the history of Western wedding traditions. That’s when I uncovered how wedding traditions were originally designed to pressure women into becoming mothers, to erase their individuality for the sake of family, to give men power over them, and to discriminate against anyone who wasn’t a white, cis heterosexual.

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Let Me Ruin This For You // Taylor Swift Doesn't Understand Why Everyone Is Mad at Her

Let Me Ruin This For You // Taylor Swift Doesn't Understand Why Everyone Is Mad at Her

Yes, Swift has accurately detected that her reputation is in shambles. Unfortunately, it is not because she is a trenchant revolutionary. Rather, Swift's reputation is deteriorating thanks to her penchant for repeatedly appropriating black culture in her music videos while refusing to speak out against police brutality. Her reputation is due to the empty feminist proclamations she makes while remaining silent when the man who would become our president publicly admits to sexually assaulting women.

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