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Monday 16 June 2014
Feminism Opinion

instagram, stop shaming women’s bodies

Vanessa Brinis-Norris
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As many are already aware, #FreeTheNipple is a feminist campaign aimed at highlighting the double standard that exists within our society, in regards to male and female nipples. Our society normalises male nipples and breasts, particularly in Australian culture where topless men are socially acceptable. On the social media front, a man can take and…
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Monday 14 April 2014
News

in brief: beyonce photoshops thigh-gap?

Sarah Iuliano
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Beyoncé has attracted criticisms for her supposedly Photoshopped thigh gap on Instagram. The singer took several snaps while golfing on holiday, with this one accused of being doctored to make her legs distinctly thinner with the clone stamp tool. Social media was set alight with complaints and censure of the star. ‘Really, Beyoncé? We all…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
News Television

in brief: biggest loser USA under fire for winner’s dramatic weight loss

Sarah Iuliano
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Producers of US weight loss competition television program, The Biggest Loser are under scrutiny for the 2014 season winner’s dramatic 70kg weight loss. Rachel Frederickson, pictured after shedding 60% of her body mass, started what was anticipated to be the journey to a healthy lifestyle at 117kg. But at the final weigh in, the audience and…
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Thursday 21 November 2013
News

in brief: lady gaga slams photoshopping of her glamour magazine cover

Kezia Lubanszky
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Last week, Lady Gaga was presented with a Glamour Women of the Year award. The awards are designed to showcase the most inspiring and influential women each year. But rather than an acceptance speech, Gaga made a critique of the heavy photoshopping and airbrushing of her photos. Gaga featured on the front cover of Glamour’s…
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Fashion News

should we care about miranda kerr’s photoshopped body?

Ally Van Schilt
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In case you missed it, the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show happened last week. This show consists of the world’s top supermodels showing off superbrand, Victoria’s Secret lingerie, accompanied with slightly over-the-top angel wings – hence the branding of these women as ‘Victoria’s Secret Angels’. This year’s show was worth mentioning as it was the…
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Tuesday 12 November 2013
News

new qantas uniform not fitting in

Yalei Wang
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As of December 12 this year, 12,600 domestic and international Qantas flight attendants will be expected to don a new uniform. However, despite being endorsed by Miranda Kerr, the uniform has received a host of criticism and rejection from Qantas staff. Kerr may have fulfilled her modeling duties, looking prim and polished as she modeled…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
Fashion News

in brief: will a plus size fashion week end prejudice against larger women?

Danielle Scoins
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In an industry based on an ideal perception of femininity, a French fashion organisation is seeking to alter society’s perceptions of that image to include more ‘real’ ideas about women and women’s bodies. Paris-based fashion group, Histoire de Courbes, has launched the first ever fashion week for plus sized women. The organisation is known for…
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Wednesday 6 November 2013
News

curvy women fight back against Lagerfeld’s fat shaming comments

Kezia Lubanszky
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Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has again caused outrage with his comments about other people’s bodies. In his book, The World According To Karl, he states that ‘people don’t want to see curvy women on the runway.’ The fashion industry tends to dance around the words ‘fat’ and ‘curvy,’ never quite admitting to size discrimination. Except Karl…
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Tuesday 6 August 2013
Featured News

the post-baby baby bump

Claire Jansen
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In a blue polka-dot dress Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton stood on the steps of Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital holding baby George. Seems like a straight-forward scene. But this entirely simple act of introducing the newest royal to the world via the media has sparked wild debate about Kate’s post-delivery baby bump. OK…
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Sunday 27 May 2012
Fashion Opinion

my bikini body

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I recently purchased my first bikini since god remembers when. I definitely haven’t worn one since I started developing boobs and hips. It is retro-fab, which lately is the only type of swim suit I own. My one-pieces (apart from the sturdy black racerback I wear swimming laps) are all along these lines. Think skirted,…
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Sunday 8 April 2012
Opinion

beach bodies: the delightful reality

Lou Heinrich
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Sun, sand and surf is a quintessential part of the Australian identity. I’m a big fan of beach trips on hot days and my enthusiasm for barefoot walks, lying on sun-warmed towels, and the refreshing shock of bounding into cool, dark water is not the only reason why sand is forever in my hair. I…
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Sunday 13 November 2011
Fashion Opinion

Bust magazine and fatshion blogging

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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A few weeks ago, a writer at Bust wrote a column, pondering the use of the word “fatshionista”. They objected to the usage of the word “fat” and felt that so-called fatshion bloggers were deliberately segregating themselves and that size shouldn’t have to define a person. They stated they see style, not shape. In a…
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