Tag Archives: beauty norms

Having body hair will literally turn you into a dude, according to Veet’s new ad campaign

Tweet I seem to remember a time when sexism in advertising was subtle enough that critiquing it involved some skill — or least a keen eye. It was fun, truth be told, to tease out the sexist subtexts of so many of the commercials that inundate media consumers every day. Perhaps I’m romanticizing the not-so-distant [...]
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On mannequins and plastic surgery in Venezuela, context is key

TweetAre Venezolanas really that much more invested in a limited beauty standard than women elsewhere? As a Venezolana myself, I have to say that this article about the trend in ridiculously busty mannequins in Venezuela – and how that both reflects and affects a new-ish plastic-surgeried reality – made me bristle a bit in its [...]
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Naomi Campbell checks interviewer while advocating for more models of color

TweetNaomi Campbell has become notoriously known for her episodes of violence. Specifically, she has been charged with assault 3 different times for hitting or throwing her phone (obviously this was before cell phone market values were $600) at assistants and her housekeeper. It’s safe to say that sometimes she doesn’t handle her anger well. However, [...]
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Fund the media you want to see in the world

TweetI often say that if you want to see better media, you have to consume better media. If we want to live in a world with fewer women’s magazines that enforce stupid, restrictive gendered behavioural norms, we have to stop buying women’s magazines that enforce stupid, restrictive gendered behavioural norms. If we want to live [...]
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On beauty and love, in the wake of Liz Taylor’s passing

Tweet Elizabeth Taylor has passed away. In addition to a famous and much-celebrated movie star, she was an HIV/AIDS activist and ally to the LGBT community who helped a lot of poor people of color. Having been born in the ’80′s, I didn’t live through the period that most would call “the height of her [...]
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