Junior Girls Rant: Wait, you mean that’s body shaming?

These are examples of skinny shaming that I have heard many times throughout my life. They have never been funny nor welcome. Body shaming comes in just as many shapes and sizes as bodies do. Most of us have probably experienced, witnessed, or even participated in...

16 April 2017: Unrealistic Standards of Others

This poster, hanging in a normal US high school, displays four different gowns. They are all beautiful, pretty sexy, and most are deemed not appropriate for prom by the principal. In fact, all these gowns are inappropriate. The whole poster is. In a demeaning tone, it...

#Gymlife: Instagram and unachievable body goals

  This guest blog is by Milly Morris, a PhD researcher at Birmingham University, who is currently examining the relationship between the dieting industry, the ‚Äòobesity crisis‚Äô and idealistic standards of female beauty in the northern hemisphere. Writing for...

The changing face of Barbie

When I was a little girl I must have had about 50 Barbies. I had a Barbie house, a caravan, a car and a wardrobe for them better than my own. I could easily spend the whole day playing with my Barbies – I am certain that it helped improve my imagination! But, when I...

In a Barbie World… Anything is Possible

Mattel’s new Barbie doll advert that landed on UK TV screens recently has already whipped up an intense media storm. Supporters of the advert have praised Mattel (Barbie’s creators) for tackling issues of workplace gender inequality that have been high on the...

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