The basic theme of all of these stories, however, is that little girls that stray from the path will find themselves at the mercy of a Big Bad Wolf (or another vicious beastie). And no, in the Western versions we're not talking about actual wolves. IT'S A METAPHOR, PEOPLE!
But Seriously, Look At Those Pants, Y’all
This is an ad for pants, y’all, literally. It’s advertising men’s pants. That’s it. And for some reason, someone in that ad meeting thought “What if we show a man from the waist down, wearing these pants, and have him standing on a tiger-skin rug with a woman’s head…” and someone else said “Brilliant!”
A Bit About Final Girls, Dead Girls, and Brutalized Heroines
[CW: mentions of sexual assault/abuse, violence against women] First of all, I love horror movies, tv shows, and books. I always have. I saw Poltergeist when I was 8 and read The Shining when I was 10. That kind of thing leaves a mark. It really does. And I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of the Final Girl.
The Visual Rhetoric of Iconic Images – VJ Day in Times Square
[CW: sexual assault and consent]...I do wonder about the private opinions of the women who viewed this picture at the time it was printed in Life magazine. There are women laughing in the photos, but is it true laughter or is it that uncomfortable laughter that women sometimes do because they don't know how else to respond and they've been conditioned to accept this kind of behavior?