*sarcastic slow-clap*Posted: May 7, 2010
There are many things that are gross about this magazine. Promotion of an unrealistic body image? Check. Inanity and perpetuation of a gender binary system? Check.
But this is probably the icing on the cake. It’s been done pretty much to death already by various media outlets and you don’t need me to tell you why this is wrong (although some people do – I had people tell me that it was ‘just a joke’. The whole ‘feminists need to get a sense of humour’ this is my absolute favourite! Not so funny if you’re the one having your face cut, is it? Also – read Tiger Beatdown for feminism and humour, it does happen people).
But can I just express my disgust at Zoo donating a ‘substantial amount’ of money to Women’s Aid. Now, I can see why they’re doing it, but it seems a little trite. A desperate back-pedalling for their stupidity, some might say. Still, Women’s Aid do good work with the money so every cloud…