Pinning down the feminism of pin-ups. (faculty lounge).
In observance of Women's History Month, Santa Monica College
art historian Maria Elena Buszek will explicate her decidedly feminist
perspective on the famous 1940s Vargas girl pin-ups. Her free lecture,
"From Varga Girls to Riot Grrrls: The Vargas Girl and World War II
in the Pin-Up's Feminist History," will be held March 10 on
the college's campus. According to Buszek, the pin-up genre
assisted in and reflected wider American trends of Idealizing -- rather
than discouraging -- women's economic, workforce and sexual power.