Elizabeth Kaye's 1993 article "So Weak, So Powerful" alludes to the transformation from feminism to the self-loathing waif women that were hip in the early 1990's. She claims that men are sexually arouse by waif-like women in the modeling and entertainment industry. Kaye uses Shirley Temple's " On the Good Ship Lollipop" scene as a metaphor for waif-like and pedophliac fantasy of men. She compares Kate Moss to the docile image of Les Miserables.
She condemns the modeling industry for destroying the allusion of feminism. She claims that magazine editors abandoned the "Amazon-like, alpha, females" for more "realistic women" in the industry. However, Kaye takes a dogmatic feminism stance and thought it was "passive." She praises models Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington for being strong women.
My opinion: This article is "dumb stale" and put me to bed. Dumb means extremely. Nothing is more "entertaining" than hearing a women scream, "Roar of Thunder, Hear My Feminism Cry." I could've watched the Blind Side for that. Women always find something to bitch about. The transformation from "Amazon-beauty" to "chic" came from the grunge movement.....not sexism. The article was like a bad date........where a broad bitches about the mistreatment of American women and pulls dogmatic stances from left-field. You're sitting down confused and dumbfounded. The worst thing is that you're not getting laid that night. Because the broad started to make you feel uncomfortable.
No disrepect to Ms. Kaye, but "no one cares" about positive images of America women...not because of sexism........because it's mundane. This article felt like a hypothesis experiment.....cause I couldn't stay awake....