JCPenney Employee Sent Home For Wearing Shorts She Purchased From That Very Store’s Career Section!

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(PCM) Talk about irony! Sylva Stoel, a 17-year old JCPenney employee was reprimanded and sent home for wearing a pair of shorts that her manager deemed to be too revealing. Here’s the kicker!  The shorts were actually purchased at JCPenney’s, in the career style section nonetheless!

After the incident Stoel took to her Twitter account to express her outrage over the incident and it has since sparked up a huge debate over the presence of sexist behavior against women in various professional environments. Stoel claims she had only arrived at work for about 10 minutes before she was approached by her manager and asked if anyone has spoken with her about the store’s dress code policy during her orientation.

Stoel says that she was never informed that the store’s dress code policy included a no-shorts rule and revealed that she was never given a handbook as well! When asked for details about the dress code, the manager said there were to be no t-shirts, tank tops, spaghetti straps or anything that you were “falling out of” … Stoel claims that she was not “falling out of” her shorts and still says that no shorts was never listed as one of the dress code rules.

The manager asked Stoel how long it was take her to go home and change and Stoel snarkily replied that she would probably take the whole day because she did not plan on returning to the store anymore at all. In a statement, JCPenney stands behind their dress code and says that it in no way targets women. They say that the no-shorts rule applies to all associates, both male and female.

Guess they might want to rethink that career style section, huh?

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Petition Started To Have Target’s ‘Trophy’ T-Shirt Removed

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(PCM) A petition calling for the removal of a controversial t-shirt with the word ‘Trophy’ emblazoned on the front from Target stores has been created and has already racked up nearly 15,000 supporters.

The petition claims that the t-shirt in question perpetuates rape culture and that the word ‘trophy’ when used to reference another human being is both objectifying and demeaning. A trophy is an obtainable thing and human beings should not be looked at as such. The petition goes on to say that they feel that Target, being such an influential company, should not be allowed to get away with such irresponsible behavior. They say, “The truth is that millions of women and young girls are taken as ‘trophies’ every year in war, sex trafficking, slavery and rape.”

The t-shirt is part of Target’s engagement and wedding collection and was not created to cause any type of offense. A company spokesperson said that they were created as a fun wink and that they have received an overwhelming positive response from their guests”. Other shirts in the collection have words on them such as “Bride” and “Mrs.”.  It appears that Target has no plans to remove the t-shirt in question anytime soon despite the number of signatures collected on the petition.

 

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Over 100 Photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2015

One of the things that I look forward to when going to San Diego Comic-Con every year is is the communal experience that it provides. Everyone who is there loves what they love and have no problems expressing that love to anyone around them. The most prominent form of this that has dominated fan convention culture is that of cosplay, the art of immersing yourself into characters you love not only on a physical level, but a mental one as well. Over the years, cosplay has become one of the biggest parts of the San Diego Comic-Con experience. Cosplay has reached mainstream appeal, and has gotten to the point where even your average joe knows what the term means. Cosplay is one of the most fun, interesting, and creative ways for fans to literally put their geeky-ness on display. This year was no different. Below are photos of Cosplay, the San Diego Comic-Con show floor, as well as photos of the multiple offsite events that are hosted every year in the gas lamp district for the weekend. My hope is that by sharing these photos, those of you that weren’t able to make it to San Diego Comic-Con will be able to experience the Massive nature of the event. When I say that the 4 of us who covered the con for this site were not able to see even half of the events and programs that were offered throughout the week, it gives you an idea of how large it really is. Hopefully you will enjoy!   See all of the pictures at  Over 100 Photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 appeared first on Age of The Nerd.

Geek Couture To Invade San Diego Comic Con With 2nd Annual Her Universe Fashion Show

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(PCM) The Her Universe Fashion Show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with an all new group of aspiring designers. This year, 25 finalists will present their original “geek couture” designs in the runway show to compete for the opportunity to design a limited edition fandom collection with Her Universe for leading specialty retailer Hot Topic. The 2nd annual Her Universe Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. More than 2,000 fans are expected to attend this exciting runway show celebrating fangirl fashion and pop culture.

The Her Universe Fashion Show is the brainchild of actress Ashley Eckstein. The event not only aims to spotlight fangirl culture but to also support aspiring designers by providing them with a real runway to showcase their one-of-a-kind designs to the world. Two winners – one chosen by the audience and one chosen by a panel of judges, will be awarded the unique professional experience of co-designing a fashion line for Hot Topic retail stores.

Guest judges joining the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show panel include Hot Topic’s SVP of Merchandising and Marketing, Cindy Levitt; singer/songwriter, voice actress and designer, Traci Hines; Manager of Licensing and Merchandising at Sony Pictures Television, Jessica Nubel; and winners from last year’s fashion show, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine. This year, Andrew MacLaine will be designing the on-stage “geek couture” gowns for host Ashley Eckstein. Actress Ashley Tisdale’s company, Blondie Girl Productions, joins the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show as a production partner. VP Production and Development of Blondie Girl Productions, Jennifer Tisdale, along with announcer Heath Hyche, will be handling backstage coverage, in addition to contributing as audience commentators. Espionage Cosmetics returns as the hair and make-up sponsors for this year’s event.

“We are so excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con with The Her Universe Fashion Show,” said Ashley Eckstein. “Geek Fashion is a trend that’s not going away and once again we can’t wait to celebrate Fangirl Fashion on the runway. You will not want to miss the stunning pieces created by this year’s designers and the audience will participate by picking one of the winners!”

The 25 talented designers competing in this year’s fashion show come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They’ll be creating women’s fashion looks based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media. The finalists are:Lauren Andrews, Ericka Angiuli, Kelly Cercone, Laura Desch, Daisy Evans, Jessica Gonzalez, Lindsay Hamilton, Kathryn Henzler, Sarah Henzler, Hannah Kent, Kristin Koga, Harmony Leiker, Belinda Mendoza, Jennifer Newman, Emily Ong, Laura Cristina Ortiz, Leetal Platt, Tara Reich, Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, Amy Scott, Kristi Siedow-Thompson, Sam Skyler, Jesse Thaxton, Oseas Villatoro, and Erica Williams.

“Last year’s winners Andrew and Amy Beth blew us away with the amazing Marvel collection they designed for us,” said Cindy Levitt, SVP of Merchandising and Marketing at Hot Topic. “It truly hit home with the fangirl, as well as our fashion customer and was a fantastic success! We can’t wait to do it again this year!”

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Last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine (bottom right with Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein) were awarded the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe for specialty retailer, Hot Topic. Their exclusive Marvel by Her Universe Avengers Collection premiered in Hot Topic stores and hottopic.com in May 2015 and quickly sold out online but is still available in select Hot Topic stores.

Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic and the Her Universe team encourages attendees to come dressed in their own geek-inspired fashion for a chance to be recognized and win prizes. The Her Universe Fashion Show promises to be an evening of fun fanfare with special announcements you will not want to miss!

Here is a sneak peek at Ashley Eckstein’s 2015 Fashions:

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Her Universe and Hot Topic will also be presenting a special screening of Studio Ghibli’s beloved film Spirited Away on Thursday, July 9th at 9pm at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Entry to the screening requires a ticket. Drawings for entry tickets at the Horton Grand Theatre will be held on Thursday, July 9th at 9am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) of the San Diego Convention Center

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The Internet Has Become Obsessed With Matt Damon’s Ponytail

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(PCM) A celebrity makes one change to their appearance and the internet goes absolutely wild! Hence, is the case with actor Matt Damon and his new acquired ponytail. The ponytail was first spotted during the actor’s recent appearance at a press conference in China regarding his role in the upcoming 2016 film “The Great Wall”.

Despite the fact that Damon looked rather dashing in his grey plaid button down shirt and blue jean the main focus was on the adorable tuft of a ponytail tied neatly behind his head. Social media was quick to explode with hundreds of comments about Damon’s new lengthy locks and many appear to be pleased with the new style.  In fact, someone even gave Matt Damon’s ponytail its’ very own Twitter account.

Sources say that Damon may have grown out his hair for his role in “The Great Wall”, which is a mystery-thriller surrounding The Great Wall of China and features a production budget of close to $150 million.

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Ladies Came Together To Rock Their Curves At The First-Ever theCurvyCon!

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(PCM) Over 500 curvy women came together on Saturday, June 20th to celebrate the first-ever theCURVYcon. Founded by digital sensations, CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess and Chastity Garner of GarnerStyle, who sold the clothes out of their closets for seed money, the day-long event brought plus size brands, bloggers, fashionistas-alike together to chat, shop and embrace their curves.

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The day long event included workshops discussing style, health, wellness, sex, love and confidence by featured panelists such as Grammy Nominated Singer – Kierra Sheard and notable bloggers Nadia Abouhlson, Gabi Gregg of Gabi Fresh, Sarah Conley of Styleit, Kelsey Miller of Refinery29 and more. Also, there was a flash runway show featuring fierce plus models Ashley Graham and Victoria Lee. The event closed with the keynote address from Glee Actress and Dancing With Stars Winner Amber Riley. Yes CURVY GIRLS rocked this weekend!!!!

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