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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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Unretouched make up ad a reminder the problem’s much bigger

TweetI’m pretty sure Make Up For Ever had folks like the Feministing community in mind when they put together this ad: The ad claims to be the first for make up that isn’t retouched. The feminist critique of retouched images of models has gone mainstream, so I’m not surprised to see a make up company [...]
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Woman dies after illegal hotel room cosmetic surgery

TweetIt was reported yesterday that a woman named Claudia Sereye Aderotimi died in a Philadelphia after undergoing an illegal cosmetic surgery – an injection of a substance to her buttocks – in a hotel room near the Philly airport. According to the AP: Aderotimi, who lived in London but was not a British citizen, flew [...]
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Model Isabelle Caro dies after long battle with anorexia

TweetIt was reported several days ago that Isabelle Caro, the French model whose struggle with anorexia became public several years ago, has died. Caro shocked the world when she appeared, her body naked and wasted, in a 2007 anti-anorexia billboard campaign. She died on November 17th, but her family did not report her death until [...]
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Decembrow Raises Eyebrows…and Money

TweetLast week, I announced the beginning of Decembrow, a month-long charity initiative for which I encouraged you to grow in your unibrow for the cause of your choice. But what began as a somewhat simple, tongue-in-cheek response to “Movember” has begun to generate some serious buzz around the interwebs, with mentions on the Daily Caller, [...]
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