Category Archives: Body Image

A quest to free us from body image issues and their irrational waste of brain space. Not always successfully…

Victoria’s Secret’s war on bums esclalates

Does my bum look big in this? Actually, I’m writing this in a pair of “relaxed tailored” sweatpants so don’t answer that. I mean rather, that Victoria’s Secret have been at it again: wielding their retouching software with all the … Continue reading

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Modelled by Role Models

“I like to think there’s so much more to me than just the way I look – Marquita Pring. There is a lot of nonsense in marketing. I should know: it’s my job. And as I’ve often written (i.e here), … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Secret has the perfect body (but it’s not yours)

That Victoria’s Secret would plaster “The Perfect Body” over ten very thin women in an advert can come as no surprise to anyone. This is a brand who have previously retouched the very butt cheeks out of their already uniformly … Continue reading

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Free The Nipple!

It’s time to #FreeTheNipple! Or rather, it’s probably time we stopped freaking out so much about something every single mammal in the world has when it appears on a certain 50+% of the human population. In a culture that loses … Continue reading

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Most inspiring Kickstarter ever: the Monokini

A couple of days late to this, but I can’t quite articulate how wonderful, inspiring and cockle-warming this Monokini Kickstarter story is. Bold, fun, and designed exclusively for women after a mastectomy; Monokini stands up to “narrow minded ideas of beauty” … Continue reading

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Veet score massive own goal with lame ‘dudeness’ ads

Sometimes, I love the world. No sooner had depilation fundamentalists Veet launched a campaign telling their target consumer that 24 hours worth of hair growth is equivalent to growing a penis, were they forced to pull the campaign with an embarrassed apology … Continue reading

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“The Sexy Lie”

I wanted to share this provocative TEDxYouth talk by Caroline Heldmen for a little bit of Sunday smarts. It’s an interesting data led discourse on “objectification culture”, especially self-objectification, and its ability to limit the potential of girls and women. … Continue reading

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