The Beauty Trap: The Contradictory Message of PBS’ MAKERS

The Women of Makers

By Elizabeth Ganley-Roper When I first heard about the launching of the new initiative, “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” by PBS and AOL in late February, I was thrilled. A new platform for highlighting and sharing the stories of powerful and inspirational women across American through video interviews, MAKERS is yet another … [Read more...]

Face Value? Study Claims Makeup Makes Women Appear More “Competent”

The NY Times reported on a study of 25 Black, White, and Hispanic women between the ages of 20-50 who were photographed wearing various levels of makeup.

By Ophira Edut Does the mascara make the woman? The New York Times published results of a study (see the article here) claiming that a moderate amount of makeup "increases people’s perceptions of a woman’s likability, her competence and (provided she does not overdo it) her trustworthiness." … [Read more...]

Huff Post Highlights Beautiful Older Women

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It's soooo refreshing to see older women appear in the media, and be celebrated for their beauty as well. If more older women were shown on TV and in film, maybe we all wouldn't be so terrified of aging gracefully. Thanks Leslie M. M. Blume for your timely Huffington post. 6 Of The World's Most Beautiful Older Women I just saw … [Read more...]