Facebook Weekly Round-up: March 4th-8th

Here are the highlights from our social media coverage this week:

“I found this today in my daughter’s room. My daughter is seven. It was innocently sitting on the floor amongst the Polly Pockets, friendship bracelets and a variety of other crap seven-year-olds love to hoard…I am tired of the beauty and body obsessed arena we live in. I am tired of women being portrayed as objects to be saluted and admired or shunned and shamed depending on whether they measure up to societies idealistic standards. I am tired of the conformist attitudes. And then, because I was so tired (and sad, so sad) I cried.”

Mama Mia reflects on finding a daily diet schedule made by her seven year old daughter

Dove takes an innovative approach to challenging photoshopped beauty standards:

-“I think tomorrow should be called International ‘Where are the Men?’ Day. I know many men believe in equality, some are activists and allies for change. Every day I appreciate the work they do. But there are simply not enough of them.” – Soraya Chemaly for The Huffington Post on men’s role in International Women’s Day and stopping Violence Against Women

-“Though Baum brushed off claims that Oz was at all political, he made a decided choice to make women front and center of the series…They have adventures, lead search parties, rescue one another…In a bitter reversal of Baum’s stories, Oz The Great and Powerful casts the women as the sidekicks, standing by to aid the Wizard should he need it. No longer instigators of action, the witches Glinda, Theodora, and Evanora now clasp their hands at arrival, thrilled the prophesied hero has arrived.” – Film.com compares female characters in the new Oz film to those in L. Frank Baum’s original stories

Feminist Frequency ‘s new video explores how the ‘Damsel in Distress’ became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming: