All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Objectification’

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    Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret


    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


      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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    Sex Appeal and Thin Ideals: Are Men to Blame?


    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 Magazine: The Best-Seller That Sells Women Short


    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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    To BE or To Be Looked At?


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


    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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  • Porn & Pop Culture: Taking Our Power Back


     “To live in a culture in which women are routinely naked and men aren’t is to learn inequality in little ways all day long.” – Naomi Wolf Beauty Redefined stands firmly behind a few truths; one of which is “there is more to BE than …

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  • Choose Your Own Beautiful Adventure!


    Choose your own beautiful adventure starting now! The scenario: A new zit pops up on your face. There’s a big, fun party tonight you’ve been planning to attend. You have two options. a) You decide to stay home until your face clears up. Skip to …

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  • We’re Not Buying Candie’s or Their Sexed-Up Ads!


    Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, who heads Operation Transformation, we have learned about the teen clothing line Candie’s latest ad campaign! Beauty Redefined is all about recognzing and rejecting harmful  messages about women’s bodies, and the blatant sexualization of very young women’s bodies for marketing …

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  • Sexy, Super Skinny and Searching for Love: The Kids are Watching WHAT?!


    A study just released by the Institute on Gender in Media echoes the research we do, but could be shocking for many Beauty Redefined followers who haven’t spent their free time critically analyzing kids’ media options! And we’re not talking about pop culture choices you’ve never …

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  • Call the Body Police! We’ve got a Thin One!


      It seems as if no one is immune to comments from others about their bodies — what we’re calling “body policing.” One awesome blogger, Autumn Whitefield-Madrano at The Beheld, believes she somehow escaped the “body cops” at one point of her life. Here, she shares how …

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  • If “Beauty is Pain,” is it Worth This Much Suffering?


    I was assigned to interview someone for a research methods class. It was supposed to be that simple. I randomly chose a 22-year-old friend who has always appeared confident, outgoing and strikingly beautiful. I quickly realized this conversation could not have been more timely, powerful and heart-wrenching.  I know …

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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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  • Porn & Pop Culture: A Deadly Combination


    In the last year, I have spent hours on the phone with a good friend as she discovered her boyfriend’s heavy use of pornography and his eventual cheating on her. I have cried with a colleague who carries the burden of finding out her dad, a …

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


    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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