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A New Reality For Beauty Standards

With the spread of photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Facetune, the level of physical "perfection" previously seen only on celebrity or beauty magazines is now all over social media. As these images become the norm, people's perceptions of beauty worldwide are changing, which can take a toll on a person's self-esteem and can [...]

By |2018-08-06T11:23:29+10:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Teach Your Teen About Body Positivity

“Body positivity” is one of today’s biggest buzzwords. Magazines are filled with photos of impossibly beautiful women and unrealistically handsome men. Their skin, hair, eyes and smiles are perfect. The women are all whipcord thin but somehow manage to have a generous bust and a perky rear end. The men all have lean bodies with [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:36:22+11:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kate Winslet: ‘Social Media Single Most Damaging Place For Young Women’

Kate Winslet has zero time for Instagram. In an interview with UK Vogue, the Oscar-winning actor offered her thoughts on ageing gracefully, and her beauty routine, (spoiler: she's very low maintenance). But the 42-year-old didn't glaze over how young women have been negatively implicated by social media. "Just today a close friend, a younger actress who is well-known, [...]

Victoria’s Secret Has a Body Image Problem

Victoria's Secret's new ad has sparked a petition calling for it be amended. Photo: Frances Black For a company that has built its fortune from hoisting up breasts and covering derrieres, Victoria's Secret seems to not be very keen on the actual bodies of the majority of women. Their distorted body image is [...]

Tracey Spicer on Giving Up Extreme Grooming

Exactly one year ago, I began deconstructing the beauty myth. It was prompted by a question from my seven-year-old daughter, as she watched my elaborate ritual. "Mum, why do women put on make-up and men don't?" she asked. "Darling, society has unrealistic expectations about the way women look," I replied. "It's not fair. But I'm [...]

Dolly commended for highlighting the life of young carers

Girls Mag Review December Melinda Tankard Reist In 147 pages of beauty and fashion shopping, advice and advertising , along with tips on catching your “crush” this summer, there are, fortunately, a few articles that will actually help girls. As you know, I always search for the personal stories which convey the reality of girls’ [...]

The reason why we have ridiculous beauty standards

Another day, another Photoshop horror story. In a matter of weeks, Kate Winslet and Naomi Campbell have been featured on magazine covers looking nothing like the real-life versions of themselves. We've seen that men aren't immune to a heavy handed edit either, and, almost a century after her death, news has surfaced that Jane Austen was airbrushed within an inch of her [...]

Girls Get A’s Then Get Surgery

I have a saying that my teaching colleagues will be able to appreciate. Interesting kids have very interesting parents. I spent the past two years resisting invitations from schools to give parent talks. My reasoning was that whilst after 15+ years teaching, I can speak with some authority with regards to working with school students, [...]

Dustin Hoffman realises a cultural lie

Women are sold this lie daily: that beauty is simply a matter of drinking eight glasses of water a day, eating mountains of chia seeds and quinoa salad, a good moisturiser and a touch of lippy and mascara. The multi-billion dollar beauty, diet and cosmetic surgery industries are testament to the fact that much of [...]

Women’s mags and their impact on our psyche….join the petition!

It sounds ridiculous now, but when the culture bred by women’s magazines is your daily reality, it’s hard not to get sucked in and think that it is anything but normal. The magazines inspired us to compete with each other, and the competition was anything but healthy. As a freckly girl with pale skin, pimples [...]

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