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$100 Pinup Girl Clothing Giveaway!

For all you brainy and cost-conscious bombshells: here’s your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Pinup Girl Clothing!

Entering the giveaway is easy–simply post a comment below. For one additional entry, follow the Pinup Professor on Twitter or Instagram.

You have until Saturday, August 13 @ 11:59 PST to enter the giveaway; the winner will be announced on Monday, August 15. If the winner doesn’t respond within ten days, a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is reserved for those 18 and older. International entries are welcomed and encouraged, but please note that Pinup Girl Clothing does not ship to Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Greece, or North Korea at this time. For more shipping information, click here.

Good luck, Bombshells!

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Of Sirens and Scholars: The Making of a Pin-up Feminist

“You look like a victim.”

I pursed my cherry-painted lips and folded my arms. “What do you mean I look like a victim?”

“I would just suggest dying your hair brown. Wear glasses. Invest in some baggier clothes.”

I instinctually pulled at the hem of my pencil skirt.

“But I have perfect eyesight. And my natural hair color is blonde…well, maybe not this particular shade…”

I thought back to the beginning of the semester and the orientation I attended for doctoral student professors.

A seasoned instructor proffered this gem: “The best piece of advice I can give you women is to dress like a man. Students won’t take you seriously otherwise.”

I remember turning to a female colleague and exchanging an incredulous smirk. Dress like a man? What does that even mean?

Years before, a graduate professor had instructed me to speak in a lower register for similar reasons. Determined to be “taken seriously,” I unintentionally delivered my class presentation in a cartoonishly seductive voice. Needless to say, the professor promptly retracted his advice.

Dress like a man. Talk like a man.