Argentine Jewish boxer Carolina Raquel Duer won the interim International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight title in her return to the ring after two years.
Frankly, it’s almost painful to remember a time when we weren’t blessed with the revolutionary concept of “Vagenda of Manocide.” For those not yet initiated, earlier this week Twitter user Matthew Foster shared a picture of a Maine gun shop’s sign, colorfully luring customers with the message below.
Sonia Rykiel was hard to ignore. Some would have said that was true despite the fact that she dressed, always, in black; she knew it was because of it. The French fashion designer, famous for her chic, artistic knitwear, flattering on all ages, passed away Thursday in Paris from complications from Parkinson’s disease.
For the sake of tznius – religious modesty – Orthodox women cover their hair, their arms and legs below the shoulders and knees, and, in some cases, their collarbones. In some ultra-Orthodox communities the requirements of modesty even extend to men, who won’t wear shorts or short sleeved shirts in public. And for Orthodox women throughout the world, wigs are a multi-million dollar business, and those who don’t wear wigs often cover their their hair with headscarves instead, which, if not for their style of wrapping, are practically indistinguishable from the hijab worn by Muslim women.
Over the past week, enough ink has been spilled about swimwear in France to make you think it’s fashion week. For a country fixated on the female body, this is not particularly surprising. France has a long history of commodifying, objectifying, and editorializing women’s bodies, almost always for the sake of fashion and (usually impossible) standards of female beauty.