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The forgotten years of girlhood

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If girls have lost four years of girlhood - which years are they, asks Steve Biddulph

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Normal Barbie Doll Could Broaden the Standards of Beauty - Guardian Liberty Voice

Normal Barbie Doll Could Broaden the Standards of Beauty - Guardian Liberty Voice | femininity | Scoop.it
Guardian Liberty Voice Normal Barbie Doll Could Broaden the Standards of Beauty Guardian Liberty Voice Normal Barbie Doll In a society that has unrealistic and limited perceptions of what a female “should” look like, the idea of creating a “normal...
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Ideal Girl: Beauty Standards in China vs. the West

Heya! We want to share with you our thoughts and opinions on beauty standards in China and in America. We only covered certain aspects, and there are a lot m...
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The Problem With Dove's Real Beauty Sketches Campaign - Huffington Post (blog)

The Problem With Dove's Real Beauty Sketches Campaign - Huffington Post (blog) | femininity | Scoop.it

In Dove's world, as in the real world of beauty standards, there is definitely a better and a worse way to look.


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Fascinating Womanhood: gender roles | Defeating the Dragons

Fascinating Womanhood: gender roles | Defeating the Dragons | femininity | Scoop.it
When I've talked about gender roles and gender essentialism on my blog before, I've been disparaging, but I've never had the opportunity to dissect anything about gender roles, because it's usually tangential to the post.

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How Moms And Selfies Can Change Social Media's 'Beauty Story'

How Moms And Selfies Can Change Social Media's 'Beauty Story' | femininity | Scoop.it
When Dove launched its “Campaign for Real Beauty” 10 years ago, the campaign was a reaction to the unattainable beauty standards set forth by Hollywood and Madison Avenue.

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SciFiMagpie: Toys, Toys, Toys: Gender Roles, Performance, and the ...

SciFiMagpie: Toys, Toys, Toys: Gender Roles, Performance, and the ... | femininity | Scoop.it
So, my understanding of gender roles was slightly off-kilter from day one, and it fascinates me endlessly to reflect on the way they are shaped for kids now. I started off writing the genders as well as the contents on Post-it notes ...
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The Beauty Standard

The Beauty Standard | femininity | Scoop.it
Today a friend/coworker and I were talking about a documentary she watched on Netflix last night.  It was about about a young supermodel and the suffering she went through at the hands of the fashi...
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How I Navigate Working In the Beauty Industry Without Making Women Feel Bad ... - xoJane

How I Navigate Working In the Beauty Industry Without Making Women Feel Bad ... - xoJane | femininity | Scoop.it
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How I Navigate Working In the Beauty Industry Without Making Women Feel Bad ...
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So much of beauty standards and the beauty industry is built on aspiring toward something that you don't have.
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#BodyConfidenceWeek2014 trend highlights the pressures of beauty standards - Irish Independent

#BodyConfidenceWeek2014 trend highlights the pressures of beauty standards - Irish Independent | femininity | Scoop.it
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#BodyConfidenceWeek2014 trend highlights the pressures of beauty standards
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Independent.ie› Lifestyle› ThreeTrending› News›. #BodyConfidenceWeek2014 trend highlights the pressures of beauty standards.
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Shine Day 9: Remember beauty is subjective. | Rosie Molinary

Shine Day 9: Remember beauty is subjective. | Rosie Molinary | femininity | Scoop.it
The media projects standards to us. Standards that will keep us on the “chasing beauty standard bus” forever if we buy into them. Why forever? Because the standards they feed to us are deliberately unattainable.
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Stop posting that Dove ad: “Real beauty” campaign is not feminist

Stop posting that Dove ad: “Real beauty” campaign is not feminist | femininity | Scoop.it
Dove's just selling deodorant and soap in a new way, while peddling the same old beauty standards as empowerment

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Bethany Alexa May Peterson's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:58 AM

While the video went viral, the reactions were mixed.  Critics of the ad started to post the problems with the message and question the motives of the makers and our own reactions to hearing we're "more beautiful than [we] think"

 

Regular Salon.com contributor Erin Keane wrote this response, asking readers to consider the ethos of the creators (a company selling beauty products) and overtly sentimental appeals ("almost a parody of itself at this point — the emo string quartet, the wise, vaguely sinister “expert,” the soft lighting that’s straight out of a Real Simple photo shoot. You half expect Fred Armisen to show up in a wig eating yogurt.").

 

This post on Salon.com was recommended on Facebook 12,000 times, tweeted almost 500 times, and triggered the conversation with 4 pages of comments from self-proclaimed feminist critical thinkers.  The discussion praised Keane's voice and refuted her opinion.  The commenters argue and side not only with the original author, but also with each other.

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High noses, double eyelids top the list (Standard of beauty Pt 1)

More Singaporeans are going under the knife - not to look like Western celebrities, but Koreans! So is the Korean look our new standard for beauty? Catch thi...
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Pinterest and Learned Femininity - Jezebel

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Pinterest and Learned Femininity
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I could read the Hair and Beauty section of Pinterest all day if I wasn't at work.

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Parody Photoshop Ads Expose Unattainable Beauty Standards - Mashable

Parody Photoshop Ads Expose Unattainable Beauty Standards - Mashable | femininity | Scoop.it
Mashable Parody Photoshop Ads Expose Unattainable Beauty Standards Mashable Beauty advertisements often market products to women that they claim will result in poreless, even-toned and wrinkle-free skin we've seen all our lives on the pages of...

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Six Ways to Boost Girls' (and Our) Body Image - Women's eNews

Six Ways to Boost Girls' (and Our) Body Image - Women's eNews | femininity | Scoop.it
Women's eNews Six Ways to Boost Girls' (and Our) Body Image Women's eNews In the age of obesity, eating disorders, omnipresent marketing, Photoshop and celebrity worship, we parents need to begin to create some new traditions for our daughters that...
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The Personality Revolution Aisling Curtis discusses self image, body ...

The Personality Revolution Aisling Curtis discusses self image, body ... | femininity | Scoop.it
In the words of Jennifer Lawrence: “If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet', I'm like, you can go f- yourself”. As the Internet's darling, Jennifer Lawrence is celebrated not just for her acting talents but also for her frank ...
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Are You More Beautiful Than You Think? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Are You More Beautiful Than You Think? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | femininity | Scoop.it
Are You More Beautiful Than You Think?
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Feelings of not measuring up to rigid beauty standards start early. Did you know that by middle adolescence, most girls show huge plummets in their self-esteem.
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Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard - Huffington Post

Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard - Huffington Post | femininity | Scoop.it
Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard
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These new voices are commendable in their efforts to combat the unrealistic beauty standards that mainstream movies, magazines and advertisements have put on women.
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Dove short film explores how social media can help debunk unrealistic beauty ... - Yahoo Canada Shine On (blog)

Dove short film explores how social media can help debunk unrealistic beauty ... - Yahoo Canada Shine On (blog) | femininity | Scoop.it
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