A Male View of Women’s Battle with their Bodies

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By William Leith published as "Women and body image: a man's perspective" at Telegraph.co.uk on May 23, 2010 Ever wondered why a man can look at an advert featuring a six-pack and laugh, while a woman might look at a photograph of female perfection and fall to pieces? William Leith thinks he might have uncovered the … [Read more...]

Face It! What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change, The Book

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Appreciating Your Value as You Age by Catherine Saint Louis at the NY Times Aging is an indiscriminate leveler. You might have been a shapely bombshell who made heads turn. You might have honed your intellect and résumé and let looks take a backseat. Still, most of us will pass a mirror one day and wonder who is that … [Read more...]

Hollywood Now Seeks Authenticity

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A Little Too Ready for Her Close-Up? by Laura M. Holson at The New York Times   It took years for Hollywood to create the perfect woman. Now it wants the old one back. In small but significant numbers, filmmakers and casting executives are beginning to re-examine Hollywood's attitude toward breast implants, Botox, … [Read more...]

New Photo Exhibit Looks at Disturbing Quest for Beauty

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by Valerie Kusler The New York Times Lens blog (on Photography, Video & Visual Journalism) just posted an eye-opening piece, Bodies Altered in Pursuit of Beauty about photographer Zed Nelson's most recent exhibition, "Love Me." As Nelson traveled the world taking photos, he was amazed at how all the faces he saw were … [Read more...]

Is “Bo-Tax” Unfair to Women Who Want Their Looks to Compete?

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Feminism's Face-Lift Alexandra Suich, The Nation Can a tax on breast enhancements and liposuction be channeled to benefit the public good? During the Senate's debates over who should bear the cost of the nearly $900 billion healthcare bill, there emerged a surprising suggestion: plastic surgery patients. A proposed … [Read more...]

Huffington Post: Former Miss Argentina Dies From Cosmetic Butt Surgery

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Associated Press) - A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. Solange Magnano, a mother of twins who won the crown in 1994, died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty in … [Read more...]

When White Goes Wrong…

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In April of this year Texas Republican state representative, Betty Brown, said that voters of Chinese descent should change their names so that they are easier to pronounce. Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese - I understand it's a rather difficult language - do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens … [Read more...]