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Beating the ‘Designer’ Weave Addiction in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo – Malawi – They say once you go black, you never go back. For me, turns out, it’s a much bigger story. I […]

Business & Economy, Malawi, The Beauty Myth

Being a Feminist in 2012 is a Tricky Business

by Meghan Lewis –U.K.– I can think of many greater threats to feminism than a photograph of a woman without make-up. In fact I fail to […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Feminism, Media, Social Change, The Beauty Myth

When Breast Implants Are Ticking Time Bombs: The PIP Scandal

by Aralena Malone-Leroy –France– In late December 2011, while most Europeans were doing last-minute holiday shopping and preparing for gargantuan meals and family festivities, hundreds of […]

Feature Articles, France, Healthcare, Science & Technology, The Beauty Myth, The WIP Editorial

“Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters”: Author Courtney Martin Reflects on The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body

by Courtney E. Martin – USA – I placed the voice recorder near my subject, asking if it was at a comfortable distance, and then sat […]

Feature Articles, Health, Teaching & Learning, The Beauty Myth, United States

Unreal Beauty Is Dangerous to the Soul

by Nancy Van Ness – USA – I know what I look like, more than most people. I study photographs and film footage of myself dancing […]

Art, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, The Beauty Myth, Theater & Dance, United States

Mary Kay Global Expansion Raises Hope, Concerns

by Sarah Wyatt – USA – The Dallas Convention Center was rocking last July. Some 42,000 Mary Kay consultants, many clad in red blazers, milled about, […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, The Beauty Myth, Women in Leadership