Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2014’

  • Dove Doesn’t Redefine Beauty, It Reinforces It


      One of the things we hate most in this world is when companies try to commodify self-esteem to sell products to girls and women. And this time it’s hitting really close to home. Dove just debuted their latest viral video at Sundance named “Selfie,” …

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  • Sticky Note Vote! Help Us Choose Our New Slogan


    UPDATE! After hundreds of votes were cast, it’s time to debut our newest sticky note! (Hint: It might be a combo of two sticky notes many of you suggested, you geniuses!) It’s time to plaster these truths on mirrors, windows, magazines, and ads. Love our …

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  • To Him I Was An Object: Sexual Assault and Body Image


    “To him I was an object.”  That’s how Elizabeth Smart — who was kidnapped at age 14 and raped daily for 9 months — describes her kidnapper’s perception of her. To view or treat someone as an object, or a compilation of parts to be …

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    Vanity Fair-Skinned Only? The Race Issue in the “Hollywood Issue”


    I guess the last few years of backlash weren’t enough to convince Vanity Fair to stop whitewashing beauty out of its pages. Here’s a refresher: the “Fresh Faces of 2010” featured a lineup of nine beautiful young stars, all of whom had one noticeable attribute in common: they were …

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    Beauty Redefined Speaking Tour!


    We are excited to announce a speaking tour for Beauty Redefined for Spring 2014-’15! We (Lindsay Kite and Lexie Kite, co-directors of bR) are open for booking large-scale speaking engagements across the U.S. for schools (middle schools through universities), treatment centers, professional associations, community organizations, …

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  • So Much for Your “Body Peace Treaty,” Huh Seventeen?


      If you needed any more ammunition to fuel your boycott of Seventeen magazine and your fight for media literacy for all, let this month’s cover be the final blow. The magazine features “Pretty Little Liars” actress Troian Bellisario, whose cover story highlights her struggle with …

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