On this podcast, Kat and Michael discuss yoga marketing/advertising, the increasing sexualization of the words and images we use to discuss and depict yoga, and how these relate to gender dynamics, misogyny, heteronormativity, and body image.
Talking points include:
What Is Pornification?
Increased Sexualization in Yoga Advertising and Media
- "Dignity, Spandex, and Dysmorphia: What Load of Goods Are We Being Sold?" by Susan Stringfellow
The Pornification of Yoga in Relation to the Pornification of Fitness
- "My Body, My Muscles, My Uterus, My Choice," by Caitlin at Fit and Feminist
- "End Yoga Porn: Focus on Real People & Stop the Selfies," by Monica Deane at Yoganonymous
Are We Just Slut Shaming, Though?
- Addressing why pornified culture is problematic WITHOUT slut shaming
Embracing What's Real
Send your comments, questions, and future show ideas to: YogaTalk@yogainternational.com
Our intro and outro is "Namaste Nation" by The Householders. Listen to the whole thing on their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/thehouseholders
Audio and video downloads are available for Digital Members.