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Vogue India and "runner-up-ization" - click opera
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Tue, Sep. 2nd, 2008 11:58 am
Vogue India and "runner-up-ization"

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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Tue, Sep. 2nd, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)

Well, that is exactly what Vogue is about, and what actual disempowerment is all about. It's kind of sad that the Indian Vogue got all that flack for putting the white woman in centre, and a month later Vogue China launched and had two white and one Asian women on the cover. Not to mention the European Vogue. I could go on for days about how the blonde woman is portrayed, too. I mean is she anything like me? No way.

What you are talking about is focusing on one difference, and therefore a generalised idea of difference, rather than actual difference. In a world that actually made a virtue of difference, it would be such a specified campaign if directed on a personal level that it would be easier to focus on the differences of opinion and stances, and therefore actual political differences rather than personal ones.

This is not possible as long as we only stress a certain kind of difference, a generalised patriarchalised kind of difference rather than actual unique difference as it exists on a genetic and bio-structural level.

PS: don't mention Popo the Clown to me.


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