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  • VS1

    Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret

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    You’ve probably heard VS rolled out a line of lingerie for teens called “Bright Young Things.”As part of the PINK brand for all the teenaged “things” across the world, these undies feature polka-dot hipsters with “Feeling Lucky?” printed on them, a lacey thong with the words, …

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  • Our Issue with Swimsuits (or lack thereof) in Sports Illustrated

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      Every February, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits the mailboxes of 70 million SI subscribers, every newsstand and media outlet, and hundreds of millions will view the thousands of digitally manipulated, nude and near-nude images online.   Since it’s unlikely you will hear any …

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  • Swimsuit2012

    Sex Appeal and Thin Ideals: Are Men to Blame?

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    We know body hatred, self-objectification, disordered eating and cosmetic surgery are at all-time highs. So who is to blame for all the serious body image issues so rampant among girls and women today? Money? Media? Sexism? Psychological factors? While it’s likely a complicated combination of …

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  • Cosmo Mags1

    Cosmo Magazine: The Best-Seller That Sells Women Short

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    Cosmopolitan magazine – the notoriously risque and best-selling women’s magazine for decades – says it is “by women for women.” In a media landscape jam-packed with sources by men for women, this magazine has serious potential to break free from the stifling, predictable, cookie-cutter portrayals of sexuality, bodies …

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  • Beauty Redefined Lds Living Teaser Crop1

    To BE or To Be Looked At?

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    You are capable of much more than looking hot. Have you thought about this statement? Do you understand the gravity of it? This phrase gave me goosebumps when I let it sink in. Women are always being looked at. And when we aren’t being looked at, …

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  • Sexualized Horse

    Sexy Ponies and Tarted-Up Trolls? Teaching Toddlers Sexual Objectification

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    At Beauty Redefined, we’re working to help everyone recognize and reject harmful ideals about bodies – from normalized pornography in escapable media messages like Victoria’s Secret to skewed health ideals, Photoshopping, etc. — but one very vulnerable group needs to be specifically addressed. To share …

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  • Roadside Beauty Redefined!

    All over the world, it’s rare to see an advertisement that does anything positive for female body image. But Beauty Redefined is all about the battle to take back “beauty,” and now we’re taking that battle to the streets! We want to help redefine beauty …

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  • “Weigh Less, Smile More:” How Fitness Magazines Define Health in Very Unhealthy Ways

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    Though fashion and lifestyle magazines are the traditional targets of research on body image dissatisfaction and eating disorder connections, I argue that fitness magazines are an even more important source to examine for their potential influence on these matters. They don’t just show readers what’s in style or what’s …

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