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18 Hilariously Real Bra Struggles Every Girl Knows All Too Well
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The Ugly Side of Lookism and What We Can Do About It
Heather Laine Talley
Sociologist and Writer www.heatherlainetalley.com
In a decade of researching and writing about faces and lookism, I have learned that lookism (like sexism, racism, transphobia, and ableism), and our role in perpetuating it, is largely taken for granted. We accept it, sometimes benefit from it, but rarely name it or seek to eradicate it.
When Her Photo Was Turned Into A Cruel Meme, This Woman Fought Back
"Everyone should feel beautiful in their natural skin."
Why Are Women In Razor Ads Always Shaving Hairless Legs?
This soon-to-be-sheared appendage sure looks about as hairless as a baby bird before the model goes at it with the razor
11 Things A Woman Can Be That Are So Much Better Than 'Beautiful'
Given that the first thing you notice about a person is their appearance, it's all too easy to focus on beauty at the expense
Gillette #UseYourAnd Ad Tells Women To Move Beyond Labels (But Still Shave Their Legs)
"One dimensional labels limit your potential," reads the text at the end of the minute and a half video. "Venus invites women
Why It's Harder Than Ever For Women Not To Obsess Over Their Appearances
Photoshop programs were first invented in the '90s, and were used to create artistic, futuristic images. By 1995, a retouching
'Love The Skin You're In' Series By Oliver Jones Looks At Society's Obsession With Perfect Skin
A series of drawings by British artist Oliver Jones explores society's obsession with perfect skin. Jones, who borrowed the
I Could Leave My House Without Makeup, But Here's Why I Don't
Why is it that a woman has such a hard time feeling good in her skin when her skin is stripped bare of potions and lotions and creams, when there is not filter or Photoshop?
One Thing You Should Never Call An Attractive Woman
There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out
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'Stop The Beauty Madness' Brands Ads With Brutally Honest Messages
It's a psychological itch that the most enlightened, successful and even beautiful women still tend to scratch: if I look
Not Everyone Is Beautiful
Writer, blogger, flinger of sarcasm. Don't ask him about his b...
"We are all beautiful." "Everyone is beautiful to somebody." It's cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the Internet. It's also bullcrap.
Talking Beauty Culture With Male Model Barrett Pall
Executive Director, Faith In America
I think I always feel pressure in general; however, I would say I feel more pressure from modeling. I am required to look
'Mean Gays' and Beauty Culture
Executive Director, Faith In America
In an era with sex on our fingertips, literally just a swipe away, we have seen an increase of beauty culture that has required Adonis-type bodies to be deemed attractive in the queer community.
Veet Wants To Shame You Into Removing Your Body Hair, Lest You Become A 'Dude'
On the Veet Facebook page, the U.S. marketing team has posted a statement responding to the widespread criticism of this
'Monstrous Feminine' Photos Remind Us That Beauty Standards Are More Than Unnatural
Some of her most arresting images are available below. Check out more of Ledwich's work (some of it NSFW) on her website
Daily Mail Praises Beyonce's 'Trim Waist' In Her 'Pretty Hurts' Video, Which Critiques Beauty Culture
[H/T Feministing] This is the headline that ran on a story published this morning about the video for "Pretty Hurts," a song
I'm Not Gonna Tell You You're Beautiful
Author, 'The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful and Practical Gu...
Beautiful was a word that I'd heard so many times -- flung from girl to girl in some shallow exchange of words that was rarely ever meant -- that it lost all meaning to me. Beautiful is a bound-up, broken word in a culture that matches it against thigh sizes and blemish-free skin.
Cosmetic Culture: For Some of Us, Making Up Is Hard to Do
Boston-based writer, comedy and music junky
For weddings, for job interviews, for first dates (or fifth dates), for the highly public rituals that comprise our lives, the expectations for women's self-presentation remains historically unchanged.
Marc Erwin Babej's 'Mask Of Perfection' Series Explores A Scary Side Of Beauty Culture
“Mask of Perfection” will be available as editions and single prints by Adamson Gallery in Washington, DC and Amstel Gallery
STYLE & BEAUTY
To Be Happy or Beautiful, That Is the Question
PhD Student and World Traveler
It's easy to laugh at beauty customs as being ridiculous or backwards when you're an outsider, but when you're on the inside few things can seem more important. And we're all on the inside to some extent.
Lynn Shelton and Lauren Greenfield Shine at the Tribeca Film Festival
Your Sister's Sister
is effortlessly refreshing and enjoyable throughout. It is clear in every scene that these actors have the utmost trust in their director and are willing to be raw, fun and loose with the material.
The Secret to Aging Well -- Not Keeping It a Secret!
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.
Psychologist and author, 'Face It'
One thing that continues to surprise me is how some people seem shocked when I admit my age.
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