Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

Feminism Archive

Wednesday

16

October 2013

4

COMMENTS

Was Roxy’s statement good enough?

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I’ve spent the last few days listening to the responses of folks who have taken the time to read Roxy’s non-apology statement regarding the Official Trailer for the Biarritz Roxy Pro. 

Here is what I am hearing: The onus of the “mischaracterization” of the brand falls squarely on the brand itself and many who were […]

Wednesday

10

July 2013

16

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Monday

1

July 2013

11

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Roxy, #whoamIjustguess: surf-sex w/o a face

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Revolting Roxy

The trend of sexualization of women in surfing has been steadily building. It has been building slowly enough that we have had plenty of time to argue back and forth about whether this is a trend that will or already has been, aggravated toward more sexualization of female surfers. Today, something has fundamentally shifted. The […]

Tuesday

7

May 2013

4

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Endless Cannibalization of Authenticity, Cease

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, environment, Environmental Justice, Feminism, History, Surfing

When Oceans Find Voices

Bruce Brown’s 1966 The Endless Summer(TES) presented an alternative narrative to the shenanigans of the many beach/surfy lifestyle movies that erupted from Hollywood after Gidget emerged to much fanfare in 1958. In TES, there are no post-surf bonfire orgies, no frustrating hetero-love triangles that finally resolve in dramatic Hollywood fashion, and certainly no surfing ladies […]

Monday

4

March 2013

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Thursday

28

February 2013

7

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Tuesday

7

August 2012

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“Beyond Gidget” – Cooler Magazine: Issue #38

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Beyond Gidget

“Beyond Gidget” in the newest issue (Aug/Sept 2012) of Cooler Magazine Excerpts: “…women’s purchase intentions increase up to 300 percent when exposed to diverse body styles and types in advertising.” “The women in Ben Barry’s study commented that what inspires them most in representations of women is ‘glamour, artistry, and creativity.’ Rather than focusing on […]

Monday

16

July 2012

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Bearded Ladies of Surf

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Feminism, Media Literacy, Politics, Surfing

Bearded Ladies of Surf via Surfer Magazine's Week in Review

Sometimes, the utterly ridiculous offers the possibility of a profound clarity, despite the intentions of its origins and despite how it is initially read. As Surfer Magazine suggests: “Bearded Ladies
 Nick Rosza is all for equality. Women deserve beards too.” However, there is the opportunity here for a more subversive reading, one that Mr. Rosza […]