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Friday 13 September 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on (the) beauty (myth)

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‘The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today’s woman has become her “beauty”.’ Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth * ‘People tend to confuse the notion of aesthetics with that of beauty. The human eye desires to look at plenty that would not be termed “beautiful”, which is, of course, why so many traffic jams are…
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Monday 5 November 2012
Featured Opinion

perfection is no panacea

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Confident women are bad for the economy. Think about it. Imagine a world where women felt perfectly happy with themselves. There would be no anxiety about bad hair days, weight gain, or crow’s feet. This obsession with physical perfection awakens a deep sense of inadequacy which we then try to smother through consumerism. Step outside,…
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Thursday 1 November 2012
Culture

the bare essentials

Chloe Wheeler
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The nature of being a woman in the 21st Century means that easy access to beauty therapists, hair salons, instructive magazines and fashion outlets warrants little or no excuse for dropping the ball in the personal maintenance department. While men were once the Knights, Gladiators and Vikings with courage and balls, it is the modern…
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Monday 23 January 2012
Opinion

marketing towards women

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf is the talk of lip at the moment! Despite it pretty much being required reading for Feminism 101, I only got around to reading The Beauty Myth this past weekend. There have been arguments that feminism and feminist theory is too deeply welled in academia, and that it can…
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Books

Books for budding feminists: Naomi Wolf, the beauty myth

Jessica Barlow
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The book that made me realise that I was a feminist was “The Beauty Myth” by Naomi Wolf. It is essentially about the ways in which images of beauty are used against both men and women to make us feel more vulnerable. The book has chapters focusing on different aspects of life, work, religion, culture,…
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