Binding Girls

  Girls have always been under the control of their parents, extended families, communities, and governments, their minds and bodies being policed at all times. The most extreme example of this is the Chinese practice of foot binding. Thought to have begun around...

Pageant Girls: The Importance of Beauty?

December 2016 marks twenty years since six year old beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey, was found murdered in the basement of her own home. The story itself is tragic and the mystery surrounding her death still remains. Yet, looking at the pictures of this young girl, I...

Gillette Venus Ad Campaign Encourages Women to Move Beyond Labels

I stumbled across the new Gillette Venus ad campaign purely by accident; it was the sponsored advert before a video I was about to watch on YouTube. Usually I skip these ads but this particular advert caught my interest and I allowed it to play out. What unfolded...

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