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Father’s Anger at ‘Hair and Make-Up’ Session for Year 6 Girls

Mr Callaghan, who goes by the Twitter moniker Grumplestiltskin, was faced with yet another example of a school being out of touch with modern society and instead of just shrugging his shoulders he took action. His daughter's school, near Dubbo in NSW,  thought it would be an awesome idea to arrange end-of-year activities for the year [...]

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Makeup Is Compulsory

Is makeup akin to wearing a burqa? Photo: galleryhip A reader by the name of Lady Diazepam made an interesting comment in response to a blog I wrote last month about the stigma of obesity at work. She wrote about a time when she was languishing at the bottom of the office hierarchy. But as [...]

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 [...]