Last year, a photographer named Emma Arvida Bystrom staged a fashion shoot in which all the women are menstruating through their clothes. It was called “There Will Be Blood” and it aimed to question the taboo surrounding menstruation. When Mamamia published the pictures, our readers had A LOT to say about it. Read it here.
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer admitted publicly that she doesn’t consider herself a feminist, Jamila Rizvi did a massive facepalm, then set about setting her straight. In our 7th most popular post of 2012, Jamila asks why so many women are distancing themselves from the term ‘feminist’. Read it here.
When the 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition was released last year, Kate Upton appeared on the cover – without her vagina. In the tenth most read post last year, the Mamamia team took a detailed look into the bizarre and disheartening practice that is ‘vagina photoshopping’. Read it here.
When Mamamia Production Manager Natalia Hawk’s parents decided to sell their family home, she took a walk down memory lane and wrote about all the things that she’ll miss from the ‘palace’ of her chilhood. A beautifully written, bitter-sweet post that pretty much anyone can relate to. Read it here.
Are we squemish about the idea of disabled people having sex or even having sexual desires? Jes Sachse thought so. A 25-year-old college student with a rare genetic condition known as Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, Jes decided to do something about the lack of disabled people represented in advertising by recreating 13 of American Apparel’s campagins. The photos are awesome. See them here.