Category Archives: Body Image

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

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

Posted in Body Image, Feminism | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Body Image, Feminism | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t sweat it: the truth about “boob deodorant”

And the first odd beauty story of 2014 is… boob deodorant. Now, I’m no fan of ‘invented beauty issues’, and all of the media I’ve read around the subject focusses on this being another symptom of a culture that spends … Continue reading

Posted in Body Image, Feminism, War on Plus Four | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Banish “Fat Talk”, say hypocrites

Last year, ahead of the whole world’s apparent “LOSE WEIGHT IN 2014” New Year’s Resolution mayhem, Special K launched a campaign encouraging women to stop “fat talking” about themselves. It argued that the brutal way in which women talk about … Continue reading

Posted in Body Image, Busts 4 Justice, Feminism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mind The Gap

Can we just take a moment to think about how awesome Robyn Lawley is? Faced with brutal online criticism of her body, instead of staying silent she directly challenged the people judging and objectifying her body, and wrote an angry article … Continue reading

Posted in Body Image, Feminism | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments